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‘Beauty maintained despite violation’: Queer African writing shines in fourth Gerald Kraak Anthology

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The Beautyful Ones Have Just Been Born: Gerald Kraak Anthology by Otosirieze Obi-Young. (Jacana)
The Beautyful Ones Have Just Been Born: Gerald Kraak Anthology by Otosirieze Obi-Young. (Jacana)

BOOK: The Beautyful Ones Have Just Been Born: Gerald Kraak Anthology by Otosirieze Obi-Young (Jacana)

The Gerald Kraak Anthology – offering "African perspectives on Gender, Social Justice and Sexuality" – has just released its fourth volume, titled The Beautyful Ones Have Just Been Born (Jacana). The book showcases poetry and prose about the LGBTQI+ community in the African context, written by a host of authors from all over Africa. In this introduction, editor Otosirieze Obi-Young explains why that title was chosen, and what the anthology achieves.

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