Friday, 19 Jul 2024
Tag: Gothe Institute

Image: Daily Maverick, By Kevin Mwachiro• 27 June 2018 Women participate in the Joburg Gay Pride parade.

Telling our Stories – A review of Invisible: Stories from Kenya’s Queer Community

This petite and easy read is a testament to the importance of telling our own stories. We usually talk about this in reference to being African; outsiders have been telling our stories since before the days of Heart of Darkness, a book published more than a hundred years ago that continues to define the continent in the minds of many. Today we have movie stars like George Clooney, Angelina Jolie and Ben Affleck, testifying in front of American Congress or on CNN as “African experts”. It is no wonder that we continue to feel misrepresented or invisible, that millions of dollars are spent annually on aid programs that are later found to not work.