Sunday, 7 February 2010

Gay Africa

I have been asked to join the Rhymes Wont Wait collective and do a performance at a charity event.
"GAY AFRICA is a powerful response to the human rights and sexuality crisis sweeping the continent. In Uganda they propose to execute gays, in Malawi they imprison gay men who marry, in Nigeria they ban all meeting and support for LGBT people"
I have sat down today to try to pen a poem on topic and have come up with my first draft. It is called Above Tables and I'm sure you'll get a peak at it when it's done.

This is a really important issue and I am proud to be part of something so special in trying to make a difference and get awareness about the craziness going on out there out. If you are in London (or near by) hit up the gig, it's free! Clicking on the title will send you to the event page on Facebook.

If you don't already know, you should look it up. Right now a scary level of homophobia is sweeping across Africa to a point where laws are being passed to have people killed. Murdering people because you don't agree with them is not ok. Doing it in the name of God is worse. American Evangelicals (as well as the Catholic Church) have gone over there and preached hate and violence to such a degree that almost the entire continent has jumped on the bandwagon. This really isn't ok.

Sunday 28th February 2010 4pm – 8pm

Free Word Centre, Farringdon
60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA


  1. This problem doesn't just exist in Africa, but in many parts of the world, especially the States which claims itself to be part of the 'civilised' West! Some people in Texas, for example, are still trying to get homosexuality banned. But I think the bigger problem is that the mindsets of people still remain quite conservative even in those places who 'seem' to be open to homosexuality. The gays are still facing a lot of peer pressure in those places. So I am really glad you can be a part of it. I look forward to reading your work.


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