Ashley Currier focuses on the period between 1995 and 2006, when different sociopolitical conditions in Namibia and South Africa affected how activists in each country campaigned for LGBT rights.
"Out in Africa is an extremely important book. Ashley Currier broadly addresses factors influencing mobilization of LGBT movements within sub-Saharan Africa at the local, national, and international level. She further extends existing literature on social movements, identity, and development by examining the prospects of mobilization among disadvantaged groups within newly democratized developing countries." Kathleen Fallon, author of Democracy and the Rise of Women’s Movements in Sub-Saharan Africa
Ashley Currier is Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati.