She Called Me Woman: Nigeria's Queer Women Speak
"These true stories are beautifully told, the pain and honesty and hope and joy in these accounts is strong like a song" – Stella Duffy
This stirring and intimate collection brings together 25 first-hand accounts to paint a vivid portrait of what it means to be a queer Nigerian woman. These beautifully told stories of resistance and resilience reveal the realities of a comm...more
I am so glad that a book like this exists and even more glad that I had a chance to read it! While there were personal opinions from some of the authors of the essays that I disagreed with, and some essays were better done than others, I think the collection really did what it set out to do and that it's a worthwhile read for anyone interested in it.
Whilst i can see what was trying to be achieved with this book i didn't enjoy it a ...more
Trigger warning for violence--sexual, physical, mental, emotional and social. Reading this book was painful.
I'm also very annoyed that I'd unknowingly been wearing signs that say you like girls. Tons of girls have asked me, oh, why do you wear this particular thing, etc. And I'm just like, I just like it, instead of shooting my shot. Kill me.
It was hard to get through some of the trauma in the stories. And some of them were inconsistent (which the writers highlighted in the beginning). It’s still a good read though.