Novel by Nigerian author sparks gay rights conversation in Africa

accreditation

Nigerian author Chinelo Okparanta joins us in studio and introduces us to Under the Udala Trees, a novel that follows the fictional story of a young Nigerian woman. Watch.

Nigeria is one of the countries where being gay is still illegal, watch the author tell us about the decision to explore LGBT themes in her novel.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Nappies, they cost too much
6% - 251 votes
Formula and food, it's getting so expensive
17% - 685 votes
Creche and school fees are a struggle every month
76% - 2987 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
15.93
-0.1%
Rand - Pound
19.74
+0.7%
Rand - Euro
16.78
+0.0%
Rand - Aus dollar
11.16
+0.1%
Rand - Yen
0.12
-0.8%
Gold
1,813.55
-0.1%
Silver
21.58
-0.3%
Palladium
2,060.00
+0.2%
Platinum
947.26
-0.9%
Brent Crude
111.93
-2.1%
Top 40
62,518
-0.8%
All Share
69,120
-0.8%
Resource 10
71,936
-1.2%
Industrial 25
76,611
-1.5%
Financial 15
16,092
+1.2%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE