5 LGBTQ+ African Short Stories to Read Online

5 LGBTQ+ African Short Stories to Read Online

After reading Akwaeke Emezi's The Death of Vivek Oji, an imaginative novel about a queer human in an immigrant community in Aba, Nigeria, I scoured the internet for short stories that feature LGBTQ+ African characters. There's something captivating about good short stories. I just can't seem to get enough of them, especially now in the [...]

Thoughts On | Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

Thoughts On | Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

Second Class Citizen tells the story of Adah Ofili, a Nigerian woman born in Lagos during World War II. The story begins with Adah's childhood, dealing with her father's death and her determination to be educated, and describes her adulthood in London, married to Francis, an abusive and unambitious (some might say lazy) husband. The [...]

Thoughts on| Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

“Sometimes I think we have children because we want to leave behind someone who can explain who we are to the world when we are gone.”  This quote in Chapter 17 of the book sums up Yejide’s whole quest for motherhood Goodreads summary: Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in [...]