Queer Africa

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Pub Date: 10/15/2018

Pages: 320

Trim: 13 x 8

Publisher: New Internationalist

Imprint: New Internationalist

ISBN 13: 9781780264639

ISBN 10: 1780264631

Price: $14.95

Category: FICTION / Anthologies (multiple authors)

Queer Africa

By Karen Martin, Makhosazana Xaba

Price: $14.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

This collection draws together twenty-five stories selected from two ground breaking anthologies published by MaThoko Books, an imprint of Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) in South Africa. The first volume, Queer Africa: New and Collected Fiction won the 26th Lambda Literary Award. In 2017 Queer Africa 2: New fiction added fresh material to the LGBTIQA+ literary landscape. Stories from Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Botswana, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe celebrate the diversity and fluidity of queer and African identifications and expressions.

About the Book

Queer Africa is a collection of unapologetic, tangled, tender, funny, bruising and brilliant stories about the many ways in which we love each other.

Author

Karen Martin is a fiction writer, collage artist and professional editor. She has initiated and developed several projects for GALA, including Balancing Act, a book and exhibition of South African lgbti youth life stories. She is the co-editor of Sex and Politics, a collection of essays, memoirs and archival documents about the South African LGBTI rights movement and the anti-apartheid struggle.Makhosazana Xaba is a poet and author. Her poetry has been anthologized widely and translated into various languages. She is the editor of Like the untouchable wind: An anthology of poems. Her collection of fiction, Running & other stories, won the SALA Nadine Gordimer Short Story Award in 2014. Xaba holds an MA in Writing (with distinction) from The University of the Witwatersrand.