This week, we are re-airing Kim’s interview with Ashley Currier, whose work looks at LGBT organizing in Africa. Currier spoke to Kim about her books, Out in Africa and Politicizing Sex in Contemporary Africa, visibility of African activists, and homophobia on the continent.
In the news this week: a coup in Mali, volcanic eruptions in eastern Congo, and reduced food rations in Rwandan refugee camps. Plus, Kim and Rachel share a summer music recommendation!
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Listen to the episode below!
Books from the Episode
Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa by Ashley Currier
Politicizing Sex in Contemporary Africa: Homophobia in Malawi by Ashley Currier
An Uncertain Age: The Politics of Manhood in Kenya by Paul Ocobock
Other Links and Articles
“Mali president resigns after detention by military, deepening crisis” by Tiemoko Diallo
“Protesters in Mali have filled the streets for weeks. They say they won’t stop until the president resigns.” by Danielle Paquette and Mamadou Tapily