Qu’est-ce qu’une lesbienne? (What Is A Lesbian- French Translation)

This is a piece from our publication called Emergence download it  here. Here is the English version.  Par Kagure Mugo C’est quoi ça encore une lesbienne ?  Pour répondre à cette question, il te faudra expliquer à ta grand-mère la « théorie queer », la « diffusion » des concepts des droits de humain et des « instruments internationaux » qui nous […]
Read More


What is Lesbian Now?

HOLAAfrica, self love, power, ithongomusings,
By Kagure Mugo You try to tell her about Foucault and “theories of identity,”  but she asks if Foucault is your husband. Suddenly all those hours spent in a lecture hall doing gender courses seem powerless against the sheer titanium force that is the gates of her mind, a mind tempered by 80-plus years of […]
Read More

Shades Of Natural

By Joyfrida Anindo They say I am not natural, It’s the pink line beneath my lash, The yellow hue around my eye, The purple plate on my lip, Reflecting the sun when I smile.   They say I am not natural, It’s the kinky curl of my locks, The frilly flow of my weave, The straight […]
Read More


Love language

By HomoSenegalensis *Trigger warning: sexual assault As of late, my lover has this habit of calling me in the middle of the night “just to say goodnight”, but that of course always ends up in long conversations. A couple of weeks ago, we talked about language. To be precise, I went on a long monologue […]
Read More




Crushed cans and broken glasses

By Lickle They stop and stare I hear their “silent whispers” They say I’m a disgrace to society They say I’m fast tracking my way to hell. Fake friends keep their distance afraid I might derail them from their straightness They don’t understand how a woman can love another woman They don’t understand how my […]
Read More