About the Anthology

Many African countries consider homosexuality immoral.

In some, homosexuals are subjected to corporal punishment, imprisonment, or death, simply because of their sexual orientation. These hateful acts are further galvanized by such slogans as “to be homosexual is un-African.” With this anthology, we reject this slogan and all acts of aggression against members of LGBT communities in Africa.

“We maintain that to be homosexual is African.”

Read our full Statement of Purpose.

We are calling for poems by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals living in Africa and in the Diaspora. The poems may focus on loss, childhood, violence, food, discrimination, love, fruits, disease, migration, strife, etc. In other words, poems on any topic are welcome – and in any form. The only requirement is that each poem must be of high merit, and be previously unpublished.

If you’d like to submit your work, please read through the Submission Guidelines.

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