Category Archives: Sexuality

Queering African Studies?  A reflection on gender, sexuality, and religion

Queering African Studies? A reflection on gender, sexuality, and religion

Tweet By: Eden Almasude* Issues of queer politics frequently simmered under the surface during my time as a graduate student in African Studies: but the issues rarely became explicit and were never openly and critically discussed.  I quickly grew tired of implicitly negative and prejudiced comments about ‘homosexuals,’ who were inevitably assumed to be male… Continue Reading

On the silence of our heroes about women – a complex relationship

On the silence of our heroes about women – a complex relationship

Tweet By: Nadia Ahmadou* The state of the post-colony continues to be the subject of many debates in contemporary African politics and philosophy. We talk incessantly – almost in circles, really – about the negative impact of colonisation and about how the essence of all things African was shaken, interrupted, ruptured and often completely erased… Continue Reading

The personal is the political: love, sex and gender in the postcolony

Tweet By: Siphokazi Magadla*, Gcobani Qambela**, and Eden Almasude*** On a careful review of the debates that have shaped the Bokamoso Leadership Forum (BLF) blog over the years, one can discern that the central theme that preoccupies the passions of contributors has been how to make sense and ‘undo’ the consequences of the deep disappointments… Continue Reading