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Fimi sile Forever: Heaven gave it to me

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Olawale and Oluwole are dreadlocked Yoruba lawyers, minority human rights activists fighting for a better Nigeria. Bisexual and closeted, Olawale has spent his adult life protecting and defending his charismatic, more evidently homosexual twin; but when the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act becomes law, they, their family, and the women who love them are caught in a sava ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 20th 2017 by Team Angelica Publishing
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Charlott
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Something about this book just really didn’t do it for me. The writing style didn’t speak to me and it was hard for me to get through a lot of the unnecessary, meticulous, drawn out details. In the first half of the book, the characters didn’t do a great job of convincing me that they desired to live freely as gay/bisexual men ... Wole & Wale make a pact to marry women and live this lie forever, in the name of safety, tradition, religion, convention ... but they seem strangely perfectly fine wit ...more
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This book was incredible. Although largely aimed at an African audience, I recommend this book for the LGBTQI+ community; its supporters, human rights activists, and readers who enjoy moving, compelling, and resonating narratives that leave inspired conversation. The content in this book covers strong political, social, cultural, and religious oppression and life-threatening situations that contradict the early to
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willowdog
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
Nigeria's human rights are at the forefront of Ikpo's novel as two talented twin lawyers are caught up in the struggle against the same-sex prohibition laws. Both twins are bisexual, one more than the other. I enjoyed the narrative until the final 70 pages. The sudden introduction of a sinister character threw me, and I found that the tie-up the characters' lives were rushed.
Amy Ashenden
Jan 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Lots of Nigerian cultural references and it's not all in English so feel like maybe I didn't get everything out of this I would've liked to BUT, I loved reading about the characters and there should definitely be more narratives like these out there!
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