Tweet 500 years ago a formidable army descended on the university city of Sankore in Timbucktu. When they left the Peculiarites emerged from the spoils. The inhabitants viewed by the Spanish as a strange skin colour, their strange language (if it could be called that thought the Spanish conquistador), and their ways earned their land [...]
Transhomosexuality – The funniest things happen when you out yourself as a translesbian (i.e. a transsexual woman identified woman; a lesbian.) I, for one, am an African translesbian and I have a beautiful girlfriend who is virtually more African (if I may use this as an honorific) than I am and she’s a lesbian as far as being a lesbianism goes. Al
Below is is a selection of poems written as a 7 day diary of my life in Stratford [home of the recent London Olympics] London which I call the “Book of Witness”. Why Witness? Because my entire being is a witness to this part of my life 24 hours a day. This way I hope I can bring my experiences to the surface.
Tweet Fear!! A driver fucked up with Fear; he just started, Today & all, the poor imp. Happily, he brought into it -A neighbourhood’s illness They call you man, miss All cower what will come? So when he broke hard Spilling me forward & then blaming my lack. An explosion of laughter ‘Wait,’ commanded [...]
Tweet Pavilion a short story by Diriye Osman Cat Power ”a hard-boiled, six-foot Somali tranny” works in a mental hospital in London reminding me of the now closed Friern Barnet Hospital. I wonder how many Black and Queer folks passed through its green metal doors and etched their names on the dirty yellow walls. Back [...]