It’s Black History Month. We invite you to check out our Black History Month series and stay tuned for a special episode later this month.
Our episode starts with what we’re reading and learning from the continent, including the premiere of a new feature film shot in Malawi, political developments in Uganda and Nigeria, and the U.S. imposing visa restrictions on Ghana.
In this week’s episode, we speak with Ashley Currier, Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati. We asked her about her new book, Politicizing Sex in Contemporary Africa: Homophobia in Malawi. Her first book, Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa, was a finalist for a 2013 Lambda Literary Book Award. Our conversation begins at 9:44.