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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Nigeria’s Gay Problems

let’s raise our hats to the biggest global news of the week thus far, after all this is Africa is a Country, not Earth’r’us: Nigeria, that giant town in Africa, declaring its disdain for any form or likeness of homosexuality. All peace-loving and weary Africans were barely coming out of mourning for Madiba (yes, we do need...

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Canada and the cover of whiteness

It was in Yeoville sometime in the 1990s that a ‘spook’ from South Africa’s now ruling party, the ANC, with whom I was acquainted began asking me questions about my father.  My family had migrated to Canada,...

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

New Documentaries

Some of the films in The Encounters Documentary Film Festival which kicks off its 13th year in Cape Town and Johannesburg today (till June 26), that I hope make it over here sometime: “When China Met Africa”...

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

The Lion King Moment

Great scene from ABC’s “Modern Family,” a comedy series about a very traditional family. The scene is featured on Sphere of Influence, a blog about stereotypes, by one of my students, Loren Lynch. Check out the blog.

Friday, January 28th, 2011

The Life and Death of David Kato

By Heather Doyle I first had the opportunity to meet David Kato three years ago when he and another colleague from the gay rights organization Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) flew from Uganda to Kenya to help us...

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