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Unsilencing Queer Africa

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

The Brittle Paper event, convened by the Lamda Award-nominated American journalist and former senior editor at Out magazine Anne-christine d’Adesky, will begin with d’Adesky interviewing our founder Ainehi Edoro, Assistant Professor of Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The second panel will see d’Adesky and Ainehi in conversation with the novelist and curator Unoma Azuah, author of Edible Bones and editor of Blessed Body: The Secret Lives of Nigerian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender; Arinze Ifeakandu, finalist for the Caine Prize 2017 and Editor-in-Chief of 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective; and Itiola Jones, Book Editor at Indolent Books, Editor at Voicemail Poems, and winner of the Brittle Paper Award for Poetry 2018. The second conversation will, in many ways, extend our 2017 anniversary conversation themed “Un-Silencing Queer Nigeria: The Language of Emotional Truth.”

The panel will take place from 7-9, with a reception before from 6-7.


Friday, September 27, 2019
6:00 pm


Anne-Christine d’Adesky
Ainehi Edoro
Unoma Azuah
Arinze Ifeakandu
Itiola Jones