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Lesbian Reading Group - She Called Me Woman

Thursday, August 20, 7:15pm
Left Bank Books Online Meeting


Join the Lesbian Reading Group for a discussion of She Called Me Woman, by Azeenarh Mohammed (Editor)!

"We put together this collection of twenty-five narratives to correct the invisibility, the confusion, the caricaturising and the writing out of queer women from history." This stirring and intimate collection brings together 25 captivating narratives to paint a vivid portrait of what it means to be a queer Nigerian woman. Covering an array of experiences - the joy and excitement of first love, the agony of lost love and betrayal, the sometimes-fraught relationship between sexuality and spirituality, addiction and suicide, childhood games and laughter - She Called Me Woman sheds light on how Nigerian queer women, despite their differences, attempt to build a life together in a climate of fear. Through first-hand accounts, She Called Me Woman challenges us to rethink what it means to be a Nigerian 'woman', negotiating relationships, money, sexuality and freedom, identifying outside the gender binary, and the difficulties of achieving hopes and dreams under the constraints of societal expectations and legal terrorism. These beautifully told stories of resistance and resilience reveal the realities of a community that refuses to be invisible any longer.

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Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 7:15pm
Online Meeting
She Called Me Woman: Nigeria's Queer Women Speak Cover Image
By Azeenarh Mohammed (Editor), Chitra Nagarajan (Editor), Rafeeat Aliyu (Editor)
ISBN: 9781911115595
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cassava Republic Press - September 12th, 2018