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Metamorphosis | Romeo Oriogun | Poetry

& the voice is a lost bird embedded in a boy like a word stranded between pages. He said flee from the heat wrecking your body, and you ran to a place where water running over pebbles is a whisper of wildness, where lost birds are boys hiding their heads under wings as they touch […]

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Joy | By Amatesiro Dore | A Queer African Poem

Joy born into sorrow Not by choice or the will of men But the love in his heart made him gay Fellow men said Joy made God sad Cos his love was male Joy goes to hell A room filled with hate For brothers loving brothers Shower him shame Heaped with hate Mangle his mind […]

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Queer Moments in African Novels—The Palmwine Drinkard And the Complete Gentleman

Old-school African novels are filled with scenes where men look at women. Much less frequent are scenes where men are captivated by the bodies of other men. There is one such scene in The Palmwine Drinkard. It’s been 7 months since the Drinkard left his home. He’s spent much of that time traveling from town to […]

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Hollywood or Nollywood? As Americanah TV Series Goes to HBO, Actress Stella Damasus Suggests Industry Slight & Chika Unigwe Responds

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The Americanah TV series adaptation, starring Lupita Nyong’o and written by Danai Gurira, has been ordered by HBO Max. The […]

15 Pieces to Guide Your Understanding of Xenophobia in (South) Africa

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Once again, this September, xenophobic violence was unleashed on other Africans, mostly Nigerians, in South Africa: businesses were closed, shops […]

Johary Ravaloson’s Return to the Enchanted Island Is the Second Novel from Madagascar to Be Translated into English

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In May 2018, we brought news of the first novel by a writer from Madagascar to be translated into English: […]

Sundays at Saint Steven’s | Davina Philomena Kawuma | Poetry

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when god runs out of money (how, no one says) once a week, these days, we come to where the […]

Read the First Excerpt from Petina Gappah’s New Novel, Out of Darkness, Shining Light

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Petina Gappah‘s new novel Out of Darkness, Shining Light was released on 10 September by Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner. […]

We Need To Talk | Muriel Adhiambo | Fiction

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IT WAS A warm, humid night in the lakeside city of Kisumu. Under a starless sky, the women, seated on […]

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