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Interview with Hijra film makers.

By Darren Marples. Edited by Tom Wiese. I managed to catch up with a film maker who is in the process of setting up a documentary about the Hijra folk in India. Hijra-Trans sex workers getting ready for work Could you please introduce yourself: I’m Ila Mehrotra Jenkins, I’m the director of the documentary HIJRA.… Continue reading Interview with Hijra film makers.

Book Reviews · Country Watch

6th September: A Very Unknown Mysterious Story

6th September: A Very Unknown Mysterious Story is the debut short story by Bangladesh based writer Salman Aziz, who goes by the name AKA$H. The short story is a prequel to a yet to be published novel that simply wets the appetite for future servings of Aziz creative streak. Above: Salman Aziz The story is based… Continue reading 6th September: A Very Unknown Mysterious Story

Country Watch · Guest writer

Nigeria human rights, reflective poetry & the thoughts of a Nigerian gay male. 

By @Akpa_Arinze ​In 2009, a Ugandan MP, David Bahati, drafted a bill named Kill the Gays. In late 2013, this was called the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014, and was passed as law in parliament. This Act changed the previously held “imprisonment” sentence, to the death penalty. In 2014, the Nigerian government also criminalised homosexuality, and many other African… Continue reading Nigeria human rights, reflective poetry & the thoughts of a Nigerian gay male.