This groundbreaking volume, the first of its kind written by African activists themselves, aims to inspire a new generation of students and teachers to study, reflect and gain fresh and critical insights into the complex issues of gender and sexuality.
Edited by Sylvia Tamale.
The Queer African Reader brings together a collection of writings, analysis and artistic works that engage with the struggle for LGBTI liberation and inform sexual orientation and gender variance.
Edited by Sokari Ekine and Hakima Abbas.
Zanele Muholi is a South African artist and visual activist working in photography, video and installation. Muholi’s work focuses on race, gender and sexuality with a body of work that dates back to the early 2000’s documenting and celebrating the lives of South Africa’s Black lesbian, gay, transgender and intersex communities. Muholi is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, explaining that they “identify as a human being.” Muholi was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2015. They received an Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in 2016, a Chevalier de Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2016, and an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2018.
God Loves Uganda premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Roger Ross Williams, the film explores connections between evangelicals in the United States and Uganda, suggesting that U.S. influence is the reason behind the controversial Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, which at one point raised the possibility of the death penalty for LGBTI people.