The Nigerian LGBT community as been buzzing with excitement since The Initiative for Equal Rights announced their latest audio visual contribution to changing the narrative. The feature film was written by the eclectic Nigerian born transgender woman; Noni Salma (formerly known as Habeeb Babatunde Lawal) and directed by award winning filmmaker; Tope Oshin. And it… Read More Watch the trailer for ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’, A new LGBT feature film by TIERs.
I picked up Lives of Great Men by Chike Frankie Edozien last week after waiting for a while to lay my hands on it. I had planned to read more nonfiction in 2018 and Memoirs remain my favorite sub-genre, so it was exciting to delve into this book. Also as a gay man I was… Read More Book Review: Lives of Great Men by Chike Frankie Edozien
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”
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
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
Uzodinma Iweala is set to release a new book in March. Titled ‘Speak No Evil,’ the book will what it means to be queer and be a Nigerian through the eyes of Niru; a gay top student and track star raised in Washington D.C. but born to Nigerian parents. According to a summary… Read More Uzodinma Iweala tackles being Queer and Nigerian in new book, Speak No Evil
When We Speak of Nothing by Olumide Popoola is a raw story, which tugs at the humanity of all of us. The story opens up with Abu and Karl; brothers beyond blood, bound by camaraderie and seared in unspoken words. Their shared experience keeps them together, especially as racially motivated violence lurks around them, reminding… Read More Book Review: When We Speak of Nothing by Olumide Popoola
The role of Nollywood in telling our stories cannot be overemphasied and it is important that there is a conversation about proper representation. Arit Okpo talks to filmmakers Tope Oshin and Asurf Oluseyi on their role in changing narratives and what really needs to be done on the latest episode of Untold Facts.
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
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