MIRRORING HETERONORMATIVITY

In Nigeria, heteronormativity is the socially acceptable norm; simple and short—I’d say everywhere in the world really, but I haven’t been anywhere else so Nigeria. There is literally no room for anything outside of this standard, and anything that appears remotely different from this prescribed norm is either an unnecessary call for attention, a comedy skit or some spiritual attack …

LIVING QUEER IN NIGERIA

‘Queer’. A seemingly new word that has taken over worldwide grabbing everyone’s attention more and more each day; this word, ‘queer’. What does it mean, the word, ‘queer’? In the Oxford English Dictionary, it is defined as “strange, odd”; “spoil or ruin (an agreement, event, or situation)”, with its earliest usage occurring around early 16th century. The word ‘queer’ gained …