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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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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HIV and ME: African LGBTI Women speak on HIV/Aids – Pt II

A moment ago we put out a call to start a conversation about how Afro-Queer Women understand, experience and deal with HIV/Aids.  Below are the second round of thoughts from African LGBTQI women. All responses were submitted anonymously through the HOLAA HIV/Aids submission form. We hope that by reading some of these responses you too will be encouraged […]
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Ouvre-moi, fais-toi plaisir, mais protège-toi ! [Unwrap me, indulge, but cover your tools!]

Voilà ce que les femmes disent pour la plupart une fois qu’elles ont appris les mythes et les faits du sexe entre lesbiennes (entre femmes). Mais c’est à travers la dure réalité que les femmes découvrent tout cela en majorité, quand elles attrapent des MST ou le VIH et le SIDA. Assez bizarrement, beaucoup pensent […]
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