Remembrance

By Nana Brantuo Does my presence make you uneasy? Does my story force you to face truths and realities you’d rather ignore? That’s unfortunate You see, I’ve lived my life Recalling that day Remembering that hour Jumping at the touch of foreign hands Shivering meeting unfamiliar eyes I can’t seem to understand who plays the […]
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This is the African Woman?

  Do you know about the War against Women? Do you know about the female infanticide because I am not male –Woman? Do you know about the dowry deaths because I was not a virgin when I got married –Woman? Do you know about the honour killings for perceived immoral behaviour, Just because I was […]
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Existencia Lésbica Afrocolobiana

Por Audre María Lorde Matamba   Hace varios meses, me di a la tarea  de   localizar al mayor número posible de mujeres lesbianas afrodescendientes, a través de la Internet. Además de que lo hice vía  Internet,  me valí de un pseudónimo  para  contactar a  muchas de las que hoy en día son  integrantes activas de […]
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Pre – Colonial Igboland: On Woman to Woman Marriage

By Cosmic Yoruba Nwando Achebe writes that “woman-to-woman marriage in Africa has absolutely nothing to do with homosexuality” (emphasis, hers)…and I actually agree with this…kind of. While I strongly believe in pre-colonial lesbian secret societies littered across the African continent, at the risk of falling into the trap of Eurocentric and Western (mis)understanding of African social institutions, it […]
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