Blog entries from: Black Looks

an archive of queer african resistance

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July 15 2014

From Black Looks Tue Jul 15 2014, 11:16:18

'As a child in Haiti laying in my bed, I heard the Tams Tams of the Vodou drums beating all nights. These beats were telling the stories of my African ancestors, of their struggles, and their survival, their self determination...

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July 14 2014

From Black Looks Mon Jul 14 2014, 06:21:06

FOR COLORED BOYS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW WAS NOT ENUFF BY DIRIYE OSMAN   There's a revelatory Lauryn Hill song called "Little Boys" , in which she sings, "What happens to young men/ Disappointed once again/ When they find out they're...

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July 11 2014

From Black Looks Fri Jul 11 2014, 08:57:21

  From Inkanyiso.- An intimate portrait of Somalian trans-woman by Abdi Osman Labeeb is an intimate portrait of Sumaya, a Somali trans-woman. The project consists of large-scale colour photographs, and a double-projection video. Some of the photographs are studio portraits...

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July 9 2014

From Black Looks Wed Jul 9 2014, 09:02:53

  Review of Bernardine Evaristo's 'Mr. Loverman' by Diriye Osman James Baldwin once stated that "love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within." This is a sentiment that applies equally to...

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June 24 2014

From Black Looks Tue Jun 24 2014, 08:42:21

The human security implications of anti-gay law on sexual minority in Nigeria by Toyin Ajao Introduction On 7th January 2014, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed an anti-gay bill into law, with punishments including 14 years imprisonment for anyone that enters into...

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June 21 2014

From Black Looks Sat Jun 21 2014, 10:00:34

  I once attended a book club in which my short story collection, Fairytales for Lost Children, was being discussed. Except for me and the acquaintance who had invited me to this event, all the members of this book club were...

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June 11 2014

From Black Looks Wed Jun 11 2014, 11:46:42

African countries passing harsh laws against LGBTs and our allies have been much in the gay press over the past year. But all too often African LGBTs have appeared as mute objects of repression, rather than people organizing to win their...

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May 25 2014

From Black Looks Sun May 25 2014, 10:06:54

Via Elnathan John Transcript of a Twitter interview conducted by Elnathan John on May 7, 2014 with Bisi Alimi. Bisi Alimi, a human rights campaigner and health advocate who rose to notoriety when he first came out as gay on...

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May 22 2014

From Black Looks Thu May 22 2014, 09:14:11

    Dorothea Smartt is a literary activist, live artist, and an established and respected poet with an international reputation. Born and raised in London she is of Barbadian heritage. Described as a 'Brit-born Bajan international', her work typically bridges...

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May 19 2014

From Black Looks Mon May 19 2014, 12:47:03

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