10 Queer ways to read the African Continent

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Akwaeke Emezi recently released their third novel, The Death of Vivek Oji. Two weeks after its release, the novel landed the author their first New York Times bestseller. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Akwaeke Emezi recently released their third novel, The Death of Vivek Oji. Two weeks after its release, the novel landed the author their first New York Times bestseller. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

Work against the systemic erasure and invalidation of LGBTQI+ Africans never ends. Taken from Arts24’s bookshelf, here are 10 reads from 10 queer writers from across the continent. 

Everything is a Deadly Flower by Maneo Mohale: In this collection of poems steered toward the difficult and often unending work of healing, the writer boldly reckons with the experience of  – and the reconstruction of a life after – a sexual assault.

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