Queer African Reader

Queer African Reader

Edited by Sokari Ekine, Hakima Abbas




1 An essay
David Kato Kisule

2 'In sisterhood and solidarity': queering African feminist spaces
Awino Okech

3 Postcolonial discourses of queer activism and class in Africa
Lyn Ossome

4 Disability and desire: journey of a film-maker – life story
Shelley Barry

5 African LGBTI manifesto/declaration

6 'Proudly African & Transgender' – collaborative portraits and stories with trans and intersex activists
Gabrielle Le Roux

7 The vampire bite that brought me to life – fiction
Nancy Lylac Warinda

8 Contesting narratives of queer Africa
Sokari Ekine

9 African statement in response to British government on aid conditionality

10 Straight to the matter – fiction
Olumide Popoola

11 The face I love: Zanele Muholi’s ‘Faces and Phases’
Raél Jero Salley

12 Caster runs for me
Ola Osaze

13 Transsexuals’ nightmare: activism or subjugation? 
Audrey Mbugua  

14 The media, the tabloid and the Uganda homophobia spectacle
Kenne Mwikya

15 The single story of ‘African homophobia’ is dangerous for LGBTI activism 
Sibongile Ndashe

16 Telling stories – fiction
Happy Mwende Kinyili

17 ‘Faces and Phases’
Zanele Muholi

18 Twice removed: African invisibility in Western queer theory
Douglas Clarke

19 NGOs and queer women’s activism in Nairobi
Kaitlin Dearham

20 The struggle for intersex rights in Africa
Julius Kaggwa

21 African statement on sexual orientation and gender identify

22 Queerying borders: an Afrikan activist perspective
Bernedette Muthien

23 LGBTI-Queer struggles like other struggles in Africa
Gathoni Blessol

24 Small axe at the crossroads: a reflection on African sexualities and human rights – life story
Kagendo Murungi

25 Nature ain’t rigid – poem
Mia Nikasimo

26 On the paradoxical logic of intersections: a mathematical reading of the reality of homosexuality in Africa
Charles Gueboguo

27 Mounting homophobic violence in Senegal
Mouhamadou Tidiane Kassé

28 Queer Kenya in law and policy
Keguro Macharia

29 Nhorondo – mawazo yetu: tracing life back: our reflections – life story
Zandile Makahamadze and Kagendo Murungi

30 Tell the sun not to shine – fiction
Diriye Osman

31 What’s in a letter?
Valerie Mason-John

32 Does the label fit? 
Liesl Theron 

33 Human Rights and Legal Implications of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill, 2011 for Every Nigerian Citizen

34 Deconstructing violence towards black lesbians in South Africa
Zethu Matebeni 

35 Zanele Muholi’s intimate archive: photography and post-apartheid lesbian lives
Kylie Thomas

36 The portrait – fiction
Pamella Dlungwana

37 Seeing beyond colonial binaries: unpacking Malawi’s homosexuality discourse
Jessie Kabwila

38 The Movement Building Boot Camp for Queer East African Activists: an experiment in revolutionary love
Jessica Horn

39 The most fabulous place on earth – poem
A poem in many voices

40  Crimson waves – fiction 
Hakima Abbas

41 African conversatons on gender identity and ICD classifications 

42 Remember me when I’m gone
Busisiwe Sigasa