I like to think humans are products of memories. We remember people by the memories they left behind — the things they did, how they did, when they did, how it made us feel and the lessons we learned from it. I remember Abacha as the Nigerian Military ruler that had Nigerians rejoicing at his… Read More Roi Petite: Goodluck Jonathan, today is an exercise in remembrance
Queer /kwie(r)/ Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected Strange or unusual “Guy, you be fag?” That was the question Dare, my classmate – and roommate – threw at me that Saturday morning in the dormitory. At the time, I didn’t know who or what a fag was but I could read… Read More #OurStories: Coming home to Queer by Roi Petite
I was a good Christian kid, not the average one but the kind to walk into church and everyone would literally start calling him ‘Young Pastor’. But I was gay, and I knew this for sure as I was walking to Tony’s house because this was obviously not a friendly neighborhood visit, we were going… Read More #OurStories: Being gay is easy, dying is hard.
As we all know, a gay person is someone attracted to people of the same sex while a ‘fag’ is a homophobic slur used to describe the said person. I have long been aware of my homosexuality ever since primary school when I didn’t even know what it was called or what it meant. Growing… Read More #OurStories: I was called a ‘fag’ before I was called ‘gay’