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AfroQueer is a podcast about Queer Africans living, loving, surviving and thriving on the African Continent and in the Diaspora.
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Our Husband, The King

Our Husband, The King

2020-09-1727:52

The year is 1884. The Kingdom of Buganda has a new King, Kabaka Mwanga II. He is a teenager and everybody’s talking about him, his sexuality, and the young men in his court. Religions are being introduced to the Kingdom, and the British are keeping a watchful eye. This is a story of murder, colonialism and Christianity, and the last pre-colonial King of Buganda. AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems. AfroQueer is produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances. Amelie Bertholet Yengo is our associate producer. Rachel Wamoto is our social media manager and Tevin Sudi is our audio editor. Engage with us on- Instagram: www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Listen to AfroQueer Podcast here: Soundcloud:soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afro…er/id1411257149 Chartable: chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/6ZHmsTo9TgL…84RQyHZsRM6B4U9Q
Choices

Choices

2020-09-0325:16

In 2016 two women meet and fall in love, online. They live on different continents, and the choices they make will bring them together or force them apart. This is a story about truth and lies, and what happens when everything unravels. This episode features music from Tetu Shani and Jumadi. Click the links below to listen. https://soundcloud.com/tetushani/we-know https://soundcloud.com/atienoz/iwala-wala AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems. This episode was reported by Rachel Wamoto and Maeve Frances. AfroQueer is produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances. Amelie Bertholet Yengo is our associate producer. Rachel Wamoto is our social media manager and Tevin Sudi is our audio editor. Engage with us on- Instagram: www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Listen to AfroQueer Podcast here: Soundcloud:soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afro…er/id1411257149 Chartable: chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/6ZHmsTo9TgL…84RQyHZsRM6B4U9Q
I Am a Homosexual, Mum

I Am a Homosexual, Mum

2020-07-2117:58

Coming out to a parent can be tough. In this episode AfroQueer shares a slice of queer African fiction, to bring you courage. You'll hear Kevin Mwachiro read 'I am a homosexual, Mum' a short story by the late Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainana. Listen in as Aida Holly-Nambi speaks with Kevin on the impact Binyavanga had on his life, and what this story did for queer Kenyans. AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems. This episode was produced by Aida Holly-Nambi, Selly Thiam and Maeve Frances. Amelie Bertholet Yengo is our associate producer. Rachel Wamoto is our social media manager and Tevin Sudi is our audio editor. Engage with us on- Instagram: www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Listen to AfroQueer Podcast here: Soundcloud:soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afro…er/id1411257149 Chartable: chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6ZHmsTo9TgLHE2yyK63y61?si=AHmMtX84RQyHZsRM6B4U9Q
One Night In Marrakech

One Night In Marrakech

2020-07-0727:251

One night in Marrakech, a woman called Manal crashes her car, and when the police are called to the scene, they do everything but help her. In this episode, we take you to Morocco and introduce you to two Moroccan trans women, one trying to find her community and one who - inexplicably - vilifies it. This is a story about how celebrity, online influencers, and transphobia collide, one night in Marrakech. AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems. This episode was produced and reported by Amelie Bertholet Yengo. Produced by Selly Thiam, Maeve Frances, and Aida Holly- Nambi. Sound editing by Tevin Sudi. Rachel Wamoto is our social media manager. Engage with us on- Instagram: www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Listen to AfroQueer Podcast here: Soundcloud:soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afro…er/id1411257149 Chartable: chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer Spotify:open.spotify.com/show/6ZHmsTo9TgL…iiQzmt1B3dsw7RRQ
In this episode, we tell you a bit about why we do what we do! We are excited to bring you this rebroadcast from an interview with our host, Selly Thiam, on the podcast HowSound. HowSound tells the backstory to great audio storytelling, and in this episode, Rob Rosenthal interviews Selly and does a deep-dive into some of our favorite episodes. We'll also give you an update on season three! Set your calendars for more stories from Queer Africa. AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems. This episode was produced by HowSound, Selly Thiam, Maeve Frances, and Aida Holly- Nambi. Sound editing by Tevin Sudi. For more on audio storytelling, you can find all the episodes of HowSound at Transom.org. Engage with us on- Instagram: www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Listen to AfroQueer Podcast here: Soundcloud:soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afro…er/id1411257149 Chartable: chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer Spotify:open.spotify.com/show/6ZHmsTo9TgL…iiQzmt1B3dsw7RRQ
How Are You Doing?

How Are You Doing?

2020-05-1425:48

We are back! In this episode, we investigate how the Ugandan government has been using fear around the pandemic to target the LGBTQ community. We ask, in Sweden, are immigrants and people of color more at risk? We hear from our community in West Africa on how COVID is affecting their lives and their work. And we go to Boston where we speak with one of AfroQueer’s favourite couples about how self-quarantine can affect your relationship. And we check in with our listeners from all over the world. We wanted to ask… How are YOU doing? This episode was reported by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Amelie Bertholet Yengo. Produced by Selly Thiam, Maeve Frances, Aida Holly-Nambi and associate producer Amelie Bertholet Yengo. Sound editing by Tevin Sudi. Rachel Wamoto is AfroQueer's social media manager. Engage with us on- Instagram: www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Listen to Season 2 here: Soundcloud:soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afro…er/id1411257149 Chartable: chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer
AfroQueer Live

AfroQueer Live

2019-12-1122:17

“Closets are for clothes.” Yet we say that a queer person who hasn’t come out is in the proverbial closet. In this episode, we share African coming out stories entrusted to us. This is the high we all need as we go on break. Do share your coming out stories with us in the comment section. :) AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems. This episode was produced by Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager, Selly Thiam, Maeve Frances and Aida Holly- Nambi. Sound editing by Tevin Sudi. Thank you to our storytellers Kevin, Jabari and Solomon and all our listeners who sent in amazing comments. Engage with us on- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Listen to Season 2 here: Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afroqueer/id1411257149 Chartable: https://chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/6ZHmsTo9TgLHE2yyK63y61?si=knTzYViiQzmt1B3dsw7RRQ
A queer woman named K travels to visit family in Somalia. After a few weeks, she disappears. Her friends back home in Minneapolis feared the worst and set out to find her and bring her home. This is an episode about friendship, acceptance, and hope when all seems lost. AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems. This episode was reported by Selly Thiam. Produced by Selly Thiam, Maeve Frances and Aida Holly-Nambi. Sound editing by Tevin Sudi. Rachel Wamoto is AfroQueer's social media manager. Engage with us on- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Listen to Season 2 here: Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afroqueer/id1411257149 Chartable: https://chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/6ZHmsTo9TgLHE2yyK63y61?si=knTzYViiQzmt1B3dsw7RRQ Further Reading: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/anti-lgbtiq-conversion-therapy-occurs-worldwide-new-study-reveals/ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43066082
Dakan

Dakan

2019-11-0724:11

It all began with a call for pitches on the AfroQueer social media pages which turned into a full-blown quest to find the filmmaker behind one of the first feature-length LGBTQI films ever made in West Africa. We found the filmmaker, Mohammed Camara and talked about his film, Dakan. This episode was reported by SellyThiam and Maimouna Jallow. Produced by Selly Thiam, Maeve Frances and Aida Holly-Nambi, assistant producers were Serubiri Moses and Amelie Bertholete Yengo. Sound editing by Tevin Sudi. Rachel Wamoto is AfroQueer's social media manager. AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems. Engage with us on- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Listen to Season 2 here: Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afroqueer/id1411257149 Chartable: https://chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer Further Reading: https://www.liberation.fr/cahier-special/1997/05/16/cannes-camara-camera-sans-tabou-cet-acteur-realisateur-reve-d-une-comedie-musicale-dakan-de-mohamed-_205407 https://www.backstage.com/uk/magazine/article/why-lgbt-representation-in-theatre-film-tv-is-still-so-important-68498/ https://www.jstor.org/stable/525399?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Gibson

Gibson

2019-10-2426:35

Ostracized by his family in Uganda for being gay, a lonely Gibson leaves for Kenya after he survives an attempted acid attack. After arriving in Nairobi, he is sent to Kakuma Refugee Camp where he comes up with a bold plan to host the first ever Gay Pride Event at a refugee camp. Here is how it went... AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems. This episode was reported by Aida Holly-Nambi, produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances, with assistance from Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager. Sound design by Tevin Sudi. Additional research by Brian Nature Raymond. Engage with us on- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Listen to Season 2 here: Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afroqueer/id1411257149 Chartable: https://chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer Further Reading: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48703112 https://www.patheos.com/blogs/mercynotsacrifice/2019/03/05/testimony-from-a-queer-african-christian/ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-lgbt-refugees/a-precarious-haven-africas-lgbt-refugees-teeter-on-the-brink-in-kenya-idUSKCN1N5205
How To Raise a Woman

How To Raise a Woman

2019-10-1021:03

Tshepho Ricki Kgositau is a well known name in the global LGBTQ+ activism community. What many people don't know is that she started her activism at a young age. In this episode we journey with her through her experience of gender transitioning that led to her finally living fully in her true identity. AfroQueer Podcast is produced by None on Record at AQ Studios and Edited on Hindenburg Systems. This episode was reported by Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager, and Selly Thiam, produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances. Sound design by Tevin Sudi. Engage with us on- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Find Ricki on social: Twitter: https://twitter.com/rickikgositau?lang=en Listen to Season 2 here: Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afroqueer/id1411257149 Chartable: https://chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer Further Reading: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-botswana-lgbt/botswana-court-orders-government-to-recognize-transgender-woman-as-female-idUSKBN1E623G https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-support-a-loved-one-who-is-transitioning_n_5b2bf196e4b00295f15a9213 http://www.revelandriot.com/resources/trans-health/
Sex Test

Sex Test

2019-09-2622:50

What happens when our own truths are subjected to constant medical tests and public scrutiny? Female athletes singled out for sex testing and the unnecessary testosterone therapy stay defiant and we love it! This episode was reported by Aida Holly-Nambi and Selly Thiam. Produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances. Sound design by Tevin Sudi. Rachel Wamoto is AfroQueer's social media manager.
We’re back! Season 2 of AfroQueer drops on September 26th and we’re excited to bring you great stories from around the world. These stories will make you smile, cry, sigh and give you insight into the lives of our guests. Here’s a sneak peek into what we have in store. Engage with us on- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afroqueerpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afroqueerpod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaXCpXBwxmp44Ch-zqUGFw Website:afroqueerpodcast.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afroqueerpodcast Listen to Season 2 here: Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/afroqueerpodcast/tracks iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/afroqueer/id1411257149 Chartable: https://chartable.com/podcasts/afroqueer Further Reading: http://www.newnownext.com/queer-africa-afroqueer-podcast/03/2019/ AfroQueer Podcast is produced by AQ Studios
On Friday May 24 the High Court of Kenya ruled on repealing laws that criminalize homosexuality in Kenya. In this episode host Selly Thiam investigates where these laws came from and why Kenyan activists and lawyers are fighting harder than ever to get them struck down. This episode was produced and edited by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi, Maeve Frances and Maimouna Jallow. Rachel Wamoto is AfroQueer's social media manager.
African Summer

African Summer

2018-11-0717:14

We are about to head into our summer break and in this final episode, we reflect on the moments that surprised us and moments we loved in Season One. We hear from listeners around the world and answer your questions. As we wrap this first season, we also talk about what you can look forward to hearing in Season Two. This episode was reported by Selly Thiam and Aida Holly-Nambi. Produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances. AfroQueer's social media is managed by Rachel Wamoto.
A Provocation

A Provocation

2018-10-1913:54

Scrolling across Instagram, a shocking photo captures the eye of a young Kenyan lesbian, Rachel. Follow her journey to Johannesburg where she tries to make sense of the phenomenon of people being raped and killed for looking just like her - masculine. Content warning: Sexual assault and gender-based violence. This episode was reported by Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager, and Halima Gikandi. Produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances.
Rafiki: Uncensored

Rafiki: Uncensored

2018-09-2809:091

Accusing it of “promoting lesbianism”, the Kenyan Film and Classification Board banned the film Rafiki in Kenya for seven months. The director of the film, Wanuri Kahui, sued the government and won the case, allowing her to screen the film in Kenya for seven days only. We went to the very first screening of Rafiki in Nairobi, and bring you this review of the film. This episode was reported by Aida Holly-Nambi with additional reporting by Halima Gikandi. Produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances. Technical support by Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager.
In this episode, we find out firsthand what the effect of words preached in Kenyan churches and mosques has been on the lives of LGBTQ Kenyans along the coast. How does a religious leader calling for mobs to "flush out the gays" have a change of heart? This episode was reported by Halima Gikandi, produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi, Maeve Frances and Halima Gikandi. Technical support from Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager.
This is a story about two men who met, fell in love and got married. That should have been the end of it. But instead, their wedding broke the Nigerian internet. This episode was reported by Selly Thiam, produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi and Maeve Frances. Technical support from Rachel Wamoto who is also AfroQueer's social media manager.
Grindr is widely thought to be the most popular dating app on the African continent. In this episode we ask, is Grindr doing enough to protect its users in Africa? This episode was reported by Selly Thiam, produced by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi, Maeve Frances and Arit Okpo. Technical support from Rachel Wamoto, who is also AfroQueer's social media manager. Special Thanks to Nature Raymond.
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Andrea D

This podcast is so good! Great job!

Sep 9th
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