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Pumla Gqola: Moving beyond patriarchy

Pumla Gqola: Moving beyond patriarchy | Queer African Reader | Scoop.it

Some women are some are just patriarchy’s foot soldiers there isn’t a consistent script, I suppose but the whole empowerment discourse in SA at least is one that I am very nervous about because empowerment does not necessarily mean/contain anything politically transformative in a deep sense so sometimes the empowerment discourse is decidedly anti-feminist in many aspects. 

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Queer African Reader

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As the double jeopardy of homophobia and transphobia, and western imperialism, threaten to silence the voices of African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, the Queer African Reader is a testament to the resistance and unrelenting power of these communities across Africa and her Diaspora. The Queer African Reader 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 axes of identity – gender, race, class and others – interact to contribute to social inequality. It includes experiences from diverse African contexts and breaks away from the homogenisation of Africa as the homophobic continent to highlight the complexities of LGBTI lives and experiences through their own voices.

Contributions from across the continent explore issues of identity, resistance, solidarity, pinkwashing, global politics, intersections of struggle, religion and culture, community, sex and love.

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Palm Wine! The Birth Of A Movement

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By: Osazeme O, founding member of Palm Wine When discussing LGBTQ human rights on the African continent, the argument typically falls somewhere along the spectrum of sentiments expressed, on one end, by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, a...
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bird of paradox » Blog Archive » Argentina’s Senate passes gender identity law

bird of paradox » Blog Archive » Argentina’s Senate passes gender identity law | Queer African Reader | Scoop.it
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Thoughts on Queer Space and IDAHOT 2012

Thoughts on Queer Space and IDAHOT 2012 | Queer African Reader | Scoop.it
I attended the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia event in Nairobi, held at the GoDown Arts Centre and was there before it even started at 2 PM! On of the main reasons I was so ex...
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First LGBTI clinic opens in Uganda’s capital, Kampala : Changing Attitude

First LGBTI clinic opens in Uganda’s capital, Kampala : Changing Attitude | Queer African Reader | Scoop.it
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Zimbabwe rejects gay rights, says gay people will be imprisoned

Zimbabwe rejects gay rights, says gay people will be imprisoned | Queer African Reader | Scoop.it
After meeting with the UN human rights chief, the justice minister of Zimbabwe vowed not to recognise any gay rights, and also rejected allegations that the country has state-sponsored violence.
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Pastor Offers Suggestion For Dealing With ‘Queers’: Stick Them In An Electrified Pen Until They Die Out | Mediaite

Pastor Offers Suggestion For Dealing With ‘Queers’: Stick Them In An Electrified Pen Until They Die Out | Mediaite | Queer African Reader | Scoop.it
North Carolina pastor Charles L. Worley has a suggestion for dealing with gay individuals: round 'em all up and stick 'em in a pen until they eventually die out. You know, just like Jesus would have done.
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Malawi president vows to legalise homosexuality

Malawi president vows to legalise homosexuality | Queer African Reader | Scoop.it
Joyce Banda's promise to repeal homosexuality laws welcomed by gay rights campaigners across Africa...
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Behind the Mask | The Voice of Africa's LGBTI Community – SENIOR UGANDAN OPPOSITION MP DISMISSES GAY RIGHTS AS UNAFRICAN

Behind the Mask | The Voice of Africa's LGBTI Community – SENIOR UGANDAN OPPOSITION MP DISMISSES GAY RIGHTS AS UNAFRICAN | Queer African Reader | Scoop.it
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“What We Have Now”

If a certain kind of queer theory, emanating primarily from the English departments of elite universities, is dead, we need not mourn. What we have now is a plenitude of promiscuous engagements acr...
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Living Lindsay: Interview: “Man, I Feel Like a Woman”

Living Lindsay: Interview: “Man, I Feel Like a Woman” | Queer African Reader | Scoop.it

Who knew putting on a line of lipstick and confidently walking down the street could be an act of liberation? Or that slipping on a pair of kitten heels or feeling the soft fabric of a simple frock on your skin, could be a slice of heaven? This month, Wanjeri Gakuru talks to a transgender on why she is hell-bent on having the world see her as a woman—the person she really is.

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Who gets to say what is African and what is not asks Melissa Wainaina in Kenya : Changing Attitude

Who gets to say what is African and what is not asks Melissa Wainaina in Kenya : Changing Attitude | Queer African Reader | Scoop.it
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On the Queerness of Self Love

On the Queerness of Self Love | Queer African Reader | Scoop.it
While conducting a seminar with college students about self-esteem, Yolo Akili heard a young person say something that remains an important touchstone for those of us trying to do liberatory work i...
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Behind the Mask | The Voice of Africa's LGBTI Community – HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS CALL FOR ACTION TO PROTECT INTERSEX CHILDREN AND PEOPLE IN UGANDA

Behind the Mask | The Voice of Africa's LGBTI Community – HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS CALL FOR ACTION TO PROTECT INTERSEX CHILDREN AND PEOPLE IN UGANDA | Queer African Reader | Scoop.it

Human Rights Defenders call for action to protect intersex children and people of Uganda

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Malawi to review homosexuality ban after US aid threat

Malawi to review homosexuality ban after US aid threat | Queer African Reader | Scoop.it
Move comes after Barack Obama told US agencies to consider local gay rights when making foreign aid allocation decisions...
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