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Of Pre-Colonial Drag Queens in Africa and Other Lesser Known Truths

07 May

This  superb 5-part article at the blog Things I Feel Strongly About  has strongly opposed the notion that being gay is “un-African”. I love the fact that the author had references to back his arguments and not empty words like most of our favourite leaders who push the un-African agenda. It’s lengthy but worth the effort.

Read the different parts here:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

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4 responses to “Of Pre-Colonial Drag Queens in Africa and Other Lesser Known Truths

  1. angryricky

    May 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    This is a great series. I was introduced to the concept of African homosexuality when I was first introduced to African culture, through Ama Ata Aidoo’s novel Our Sister Killjoy. Some of the articles I read about the novel pointed out that many Africans were confused by anthropologists who asked about sexuality because they didn’t have a word for homosexuality, kind of like the way that the ancient Hebrews didn’t have a word for spiritual because they didn’t see a division between spiritual and physical concepts. Sex was sex, no matter who you did it with.

     
    • dystopiconvert

      May 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      The series was well done.
      Sometimes I feel one of the worst things to come out of colonialism was the fact that many African societies lost significant aspects of their culture, not just concerning sex but many other aspects of living. It is always interesting how an incomplete (and at times distorted) interpretation of facts (such as in the case of some anthropologists) can become the final word on certain issues.

       
  2. whatfreshhellisthisblog

    May 26, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Dystopiconvert,
    Thank you for finding my blog which was how I found your blog. You write some very interesting things and I haven’t read everything yet. I also thank you for turning us on to the “Things I Feel Strongly About” blog because I find that to also be in interesting blog!

    I can’t wait to read what you write next! Peace & Love!

     
    • dystopiconvert

      May 27, 2012 at 1:57 am

      Thanks for the kind words.
      Take care and keep reading!

       

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