A new fiction collection from the Burkina Faso–based Q-zine aims to “decolonize the mind” by capturing the experiences of LGBTI Africans.
The collection was published in February as an edition of Q-zine, a quarterly magazine by the Burkina Faso–based Queer African Youth Networking Center. At a time when politicians in several African countries use homosexuality as an explosive wedge issue — often with the active help of the media — the magazine took on a big task when it launched in 2011: to push back on media portrayals of gays, lesbians, and trans Africans as well as to take on the cultural baggage that political organizations can’t.
Thanks to Steph Newell for article and links.
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