“We do not want her kind here” – Finding queer belonging in a Ghanaian immigrant community

By Anima Adjepong / @amankrado “Is this one of your daughter’s friends?” I overheard a woman I did not know ask in a language I only vaguely understand. To the woman’s relief, her interlocutor, let’s call her Auntie Ama, responded no. “Good, because we do not want her kind here,” she said. This exchange was […]
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Queer in a maze

By Sazike I’ve been a lesbian before I knew what a lesbian was. I was definitely a lesbian when we were ten and kissing in our primary school restroom and I felt butterflies truly for the first time. I was a lesbian when we were 12 when we kissed as we waited in the backseat of […]
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A Silent Cry

by Nthabiseng Ntshala It is home Well that’s what we should call it. How can I call it home if it’s as empty as our memories? We see nothing but empty souls reflecting I stare at the mirror I see a figure filled with nothing but air Air meaningless to breath That tells not my […]
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