She Called Me Woman: Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak

Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan, Rafeeat Aliyu

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Cassava Republic Press

Published: 26th Apr '18


A collection of first hand narrations that provide a raw and intimate look into the lives of Nigeria’s queer women. She Called Me Woman challenges our assumptions aout what it means to be lesbian, bisexual or trans in Nigeria today.

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SKU: 9781911115595



She Called Me Woman is a collection of first-hand accounts by a community telling their stories on their own terms. This engaging and groundbreaking collection of queer women’s narratives includes stories of first time love and curiosity, navigating same-sex feelings and spirituality, growing up gender non-conforming and overcoming family and society’s expectations. What does it means to be a queer Nigerian? How does one embrace the label of `woman’? While some tell of self-acceptance, others talk of friendship and building a home in the midst of the anti-same sex marriage law. The narrators range from those who knew they were gay from a very early age to those who discovered their attraction to the same sex later in life. The stories challenge the stereotypes of what we assume is lesbian, bisexual, gay, and *trans in Nigeria and they offer us a raw, first-hand look into the lives and realities of our family, friends, neighbours and co-workers who are queer.

Additional information

Dimensions 135 × 216 mm
Page Count 344