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She Called Me Woman : Nigeria's Queer Women Speak, Paperback / softback Book

She Called Me Woman : Nigeria's Queer Women Speak Paperback / softback

Edited by Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan, Rafeeat Aliyu


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Cassava Republic Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Lesbian studies
  • ISBN: 9781911115595

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