Memorandum in Memoriam

A short film that was made in the memory of David Kato, a Ugandan LGBTI activist who was murdered two years ago. Film sinopsis (from Vimeo): “In October 14th 2009, the new Anti Homosexuality Bill is proposed at the Uganda Parliament aiming to further criminalize same-sex relationships, an offence already punishable under the existing Colonial […]
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HOLAA! brings you: The Season of Love

HERE GOES AFRO-QUEER NATION! The time has come (once again) when we are asking you to pick up your pens, pencils, paintbrushes and PCs and get inspired to create for us! Valentines month is drawing ever so near (like the glacier that collided with the Titanic for all those single folks out there) and while […]
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Sthandwa sami

By Yrsa Daley-Ward In the early hours of this morning it was far too hot for anyone to sleep. You told me I was strange and kissed me sunk your teeth into my soft bottom lip twice. So hard I thought you drew blood. I keep getting the scary feeling that if you look at […]
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Unfaded Memories

HOLAAfrica, HOLAA,
  By Lara Gemini Poet I saw your shadow downstairs and it waved good morning as my soul still fails to wave goodbye. It stood there, leaning against the same wall I had you on when we kissed to christen our new home. You said my lips were crusty and made me a cheese sandwich […]
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