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Queer African Reader

ISBN-10: 0857490990
ISBN-13: 9780857490995
Edition: 2013
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Fahamu Books
Publication date: 5/17/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 454
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254

As homophobia and transphobia threaten to silence the voices of African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people, this account is a testament to the resistance and unrelenting power of these communities across Africa and its diaspora. It brings together academic writings, political analysis, life testimonies, conversations, and artistic works by Africans that engage with the struggle for LGBTI liberation. The book aims to engage the audience from the perspective that various traits of identity—such as gender, race, and class—interact to contribute to social inequality. Including experiences from diverse African contexts, this work breaks away from the homogenization of Africa as the homophobic continent to highlight the complexities of LGBTI lives and experiences through their own voices.

About the contributors
Introduction
An essay
'In sisterhood and solidarity': queering African feminist spaces
Postcolonial discourses of queer activism and class in Africa
Disability and desire: journey of a film-maker - life story
African LGBTI manifesto/declaration
'Proudly African & Transgender' - collaborative portraits and stories with trans and intersex activists
The vampire bite that brought me to life - fiction
Contesting narratives of queer Africa
African statement in response to British government on aid conditionality
Straight to the matter - fiction
The face I love: Zanele Muholi's 'Faces and Phases'
Caster runs for me
Transsexuals' nightmare: activism or subjugation?
The media, the tabloid and the Uganda homophobia spectacle
The single story of 'African homophobia' is dangerous for LCBTI activism
Telling stories - fiction
'Faces and Phases'
Twice removed: African invisibility in Western queer theory
NCOs and queer women's activism in Nairobi
The struggle for intersex rights in Africa
African statement on sexual orientation and gender identify
Queerying borders: an Afrikan activist perspective
LGBTI-Queer struggles like other struggles in Africa
Small axe at the crossroads: a reflection on African sexualities and human rights - life story
Nature ain't rigid - poem
On the paradoxical logic of intersections: a mathematical reading of the reality of homosexuality in Africa
Mounting homophobic violence in Senegal
Queer Kenya in law and policy
Nhorondo - mawazo yetu: tracing life back: our reflections - life story
Tell the sun not to shine - fiction
What's in a letter?
Does the label fit?
Human Rights and Legal Implications of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill, 2011 for Every Nigerian Citizen
Deconstructing violence towards black lesbians in South Africa
Zanele Muholi's intimate archive: photography and post-apartheid lesbian lives
The portrait - fiction
Seeing beyond colonial binaries: unpacking Malawi's homosexuality discourse
The Movement Building Boot Camp for Queer East African Activists: an experiment in revolutionary love
The most fabulous place on earth - poem
Crimson waves - fiction
African conversatons on gender identity and ICD classifications
Remember me when I'm gone
Index

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