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Would You Get A Beard?

October 14, 2013

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To put it simply, out here in Nigeria no one takes you seriously if you’re a young woman who is of marriageable age but is unmarried. Some people consider you unlucky; others see you as unserious. I watched a TV show yesterday on Ebony Life TV called Girl Talk. It’s a bunch of women sitting around […]

I Suspect All Women

May 16, 2013

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Well, not all of them but some.  They walk up to you bold; Under the guise of friendship “I just want to be your friend if that’s cool”, she says.    And she seems cool.    A cool friend.    Showing you around town, picking you up, dropping you off,   Taking you to parties […]

Manoeuvring Queer in Nigeria is Like Learning to Parallel Park

December 6, 2012

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I have now been in Nigeria for over a little over a month and while the overall experience of catching up with family has been wonderful, a number of things have also happened that have ticked the queer in me off. I am learning with time how to react to some of them and exploring […]