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Gay Memoir of Coming of Age in Africa and America

Gay Memoir of Coming of Age in Africa and America

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | “Lives of Great Men: Living And Loving As An African Gay Man” is a new memoir by Chiké Frankie Edozien, detailing a life lived between America and Africa. Edozien grew up in Lagos, the capital of Nigeria, learning to read from newspapers his father brought home daily. He later became an ink-stained […]

Zanele Muholi: We Have to Document

Zanele Muholi: We Have to Document

BY SUSIE DAY | A few weeks ago at the Queers and Comics conference, I heard Alison Bechdel on a panel, talking about how her epic “Dykes to Watch Out For” got started. “At first, I just wanted to see me and my friends in the world,” Alison said. “But after 25 years of doing that […]

A Brave Push for Empowerment in South Africa

A Brave Push for Empowerment in South Africa

BY JOSEPH EHRMAN-DUPRE | Where in the world could endemic homophobia be cured — if only briefly — by a game of soccer? One such place is South Africa, a country united by sports and an idyllic post-apartheid Constitution, but divided by social and cultural realities that can seep in with violent force. Something about that […]

For African Dykes, Zanele Muholi

For African Dykes, Zanele Muholi

BY KELLY JEAN COGSWELL | I forget sometimes how important art is, what images can do. Last week I got blown away by an exhibit in Chelsea at the Yancey Richardson Gallery. The photographer was Zanele Muholi. Her subjects were African dykes like herself. They stare out from the prints in their best ball caps and […]