Meanwhile...: Graphic Short Stories about everyday Queer life in Southern and Eastern Africa
by Qintu Collab
The lived realities of young queer people in African contexts are not well documented. On the one hand, homophobic political discourse tends to portray queer people as ‘deviant’ and ‘unAfrican’, and on the other, public health research and advocacy often portrays them as victims of violence and HIV. Of course, young queer lives are far more diverse, rich and complex. For this reason, the Qintu Collab was formed to allow young queer people from a few African countries to come together, share experiences and create context-specific, queer-positive media that documents relatablestories about and for queer African youth. We see this as a necessary step in developing a complex archive of queer African life, whilst also personalising queer experiences and challenging prejudicial stereotypes.