240pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019
A collection of essays written by Africans who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+).
Includes contributions by Shelley Barry, Haji Mohamed Dawjee, Lwando Scott, Ling Sheperd, Maneo Mohale, Chase Rhys, Wanelisa Xaba, Jamil F. Khan, Khanya Kemami, Janine Adams and Craig Lucas.
"This is a celebration, this is rage, this is love. The stories are as devastating as they are exhilarating. I see myself in so many of these pages - across the entire spectrum, and there's nothing as affirming as seeing oneself through the eyes of your siblings. I am fulfilled." Bev Ditsie, co-founder of the Gay and Lesbian Organisation of the Witwatersrand
"Deeply moving, unapologetically and outrageously queer. Raw, honest and sprinkled with vulnerability." Letihogonolo Mokogoroane, policy and advocacy fellow, Sonke Gender Justice
Kim Windvogel is a poet, United Nations fellow through global LGBTQI organisation Outright International, and Director of Freedom of Education Motivates Empowerment (FEMME) projects. She lives in Cape Town.
Kelly-Eve Koopman is one of the co-creators of the online platform Coloured Mentality and author of Because I Couldn't Kill You.