AfroQueer
Our Husband, The King

Our Husband, The King

September 17, 2020

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 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.

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Choices

Choices

September 3, 2020

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

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I Am a Homosexual, Mum

I Am a Homosexual, Mum

July 21, 2020

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 Wainaina. 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

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One Night In Marrakech

One Night In Marrakech

July 7, 2020

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

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The Joy and The Privilege

The Joy and The Privilege

June 30, 2020

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.

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How Are You Doing?

How Are You Doing?

May 14, 2020

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.

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AfroQueer Live

AfroQueer Live

December 11, 2019

“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.

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From Minneapolis to Mogadishu

From Minneapolis to Mogadishu

November 21, 2019

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

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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

November 7, 2019

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

October 24, 2019

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

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