Literature, African (Anglophone): English-language African literature that features gender variance and same-sex sexuality

Mark Mathuray

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Outlines the history of literature (including novels, short stories, and memoirs) by African authors in English which are about, or contain significant depictions of non-normative sexuality or gender variance in Africa south of the Sahara. Provides a brief critical assessment of the novels’ contributions to the development of African identities. Forwards both original readings of the texts under discussion and provides a new theoretical framework.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGlobal Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History.
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Jan 2019


  • Queer, African Fiction, Sexuality, gay, Lesbian, Transgender

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