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aug 29

OAAF2021: Panel discussion: Roots - Being queer in Africa is not un-African

29. august, kl. 16:00-17:30
Interkulturelt Museum, Oslo Afro Arts Festival og Fellerådet for Afrika
Interkulturelt Museum, Tøyenbekken 5
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Many African countries penal codes criminalize homosexuality and the punishment varies from years in prison to death penalty. The classification of homosexuality as a crime and a disease in many African countries propels the alienation of the LGBTQIA+ communities, making them a marginalized and vulnerable group. There is a false belief in many countries that homosexuality is "un-African" and something that has been imported from the West.

The penal codes are often remnants of inherited laws from the colonial era, while research shows that in many African communities it was accepted with fluid sexual identities. What are the roots of queerness in African societies, how did colonialism and their penal codes impact the situation for queer African people and what is the way forward?

In the panel:

- Dr. Haley McEwen, Researcher, Wits Centre for Diversity Studies and Associate Editor, International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies. Dr. McEwen’s research focuses on international anti-gender activism with a particular focus on the growth of the pro-family movement in African contexts.

More panelists TBA!

Algerie Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Kamerun Kapp Verde Den sentralafrikanske republikk Tsjad Komorene Kongo-Kinshasa Djibouti Egypt Ekvatorial-Guinea Eritrea Etiopia Gabon Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Elfenbenskysten Kenya Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagaskar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mauritius Marokko Mosambik Namibia Niger Nigeria Kongo-Brazzaville Rwanda São Tomé og Príncipe Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia Sør-Afrika Sudan Sør-Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Togo Tunisia Uganda Vest-Sahara Zambia Zimbabwe
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