Recently a young South African man lost his penis. The member in question was lost during an initiation ritual and when he attempted to ask the elders what to do about it (raising the matter in a public forum) he allegedly received a beating.
We are taught to believe that our modern lifestyle – which thrives on egoism, competition and inequality – is an improvement on the past. But considering the facts of the history of the human race, we may learn a thing or two from our egalitarian past.
How do the various combinations – ‘one man, a mistress and at least one girlfriend’; ‘one woman, a steady partner, and several transient lovers’; ‘older man, a wife and his student girlfriend’ – co-exist with Christian values in the world’s most pious country?
Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina is the most high profile person to come out as gay in Africa, earning a place at the centre of the emotionally fraught debate over homosexuality. This is Part II of a far-ranging interview with Mr. Wainaina.
In February, Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina earned a place at the centre of the emotionally fraught debate over homosexuality in Africa. In this far-ranging interview, Mr. Wainaina offers a provocative critique of some of the cultural objections to homosexuality.
Nigerian church. Kenyan church. Wherever you are in the Diaspora, you will find – among the multicultural churches – many African churches filled with one particular nationality or another. Is single-nationality worship wise?
Star Quest, the music talent show which produced major Nigerian music and entertainment stars like P Square, Asa, KCEE, Klint D’Drunk, Mr Raw, and helped kick start the careers of many others like Presh, DJ Switch and more, may have been rested by the organisers
An explicit homoerotic photographic exhibition of black men in the South African National Gallery hardly attracts any public attention, while governments elsewhere in Africa whip up homophobia. But South Africa itself remains full of contradictions on the issue.
The money crazed man aged between 20 and 24, who was admitted to Ward B at Chipata General Hospital, said he lost his body parts following a witchdoctor’s instructions on how to attain wealth