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Josh Scheinert on writing about LGBT Rights in The Gambia and ‘The Order of Nature”

LGBT Rights in Gambia have been a hot topic as the former administration was very vocal about their position against it; as same sex relations are illegal. Josh Scheinert is a lawyer and author who spent time in Gambia as a lecturer from 2010 to 2011. His recent book “The Order of Nature” was released last… Read More Josh Scheinert on writing about LGBT Rights in The Gambia and ‘The Order of Nature”

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Cover Reveal: She Called Me Woman – Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak

Cassava Republic Press is proud to reveal the cover for ‘She Called Me Woman: Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak’, a ground-breaking collection of 25 first-hand narratives from a cross section of queer Nigerian Women. Edited by Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan, and Rafeeat Aliyu, these narratives give the reader access to the narrators’ innermost thoughts and explore… Read More Cover Reveal: She Called Me Woman – Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak

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African Writers Shortlisted for 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Lambda Literary, America’s oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing LGBTQ literature, announced the finalists of the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards – or the “Lammys,” as they are affectionately known. The finalists were chosen from nearly 1,000 submissions and over 300 publishers. Submissions came from major mainstream publishers and from independent presses, from both… Read More African Writers Shortlisted for 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

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Trevor Noah, This is Us, Kehlani, The Wound nominated for the 29th GLAAD Awards; Jay-Z to receive Special Recognition Award

The nominees for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards are here. GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced the nominees live from the Sundance Film Festival. The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media… Read More Trevor Noah, This is Us, Kehlani, The Wound nominated for the 29th GLAAD Awards; Jay-Z to receive Special Recognition Award

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Olumide Popoola launches ‘When We Speak of Nothing’ in Lagos

Olumide Popoola has launched her debut novel ‘When We Speak of Nothing’ in Lagos. Hosted by Classic FM #BookOnReview host, Benjamin Okoh, the event that held on the 16th of November in Victoria Island was attended by art and book lovers. Published by Cassava Republic Press, the book “launches a powerful new talent with a… Read More Olumide Popoola launches ‘When We Speak of Nothing’ in Lagos

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Goethe-Institut Johannesburg Presents “Just Like Us: Constellations” by Eric Gyamfi

Goethe-Institut Johannesburg is hosting an exhibition on the 8th of November by Ghanaian photographer Eric Gyamfi titled “Just Like Us: Constellations.” This exhibition marks a progressive and self-reflective expansion of the “Just Like Us” series, both in medium and subject matter. Here at the Goethe Institut in Johannesburg, Gyamfi explores more deeply the contextual and material… Read More Goethe-Institut Johannesburg Presents “Just Like Us: Constellations” by Eric Gyamfi