Confronting Erasure (Part One): Lives of Great Men with Chike Frankie Edozien
Journalist and Lambda award winning author, Chike Frankie Edozien, offers an intimate portrait of his life in his memoir, Lives of Great Men: Living and Loving as an African Gay Man. We begin the discussion with Edozien’s reaction to the attention the memoir has garnered (including winning the 2018 Lambda literary award), after which we reflect on the importance of being reviewed critically by astute readers, coming of age as same gender loving young man in Nigeria, the criminalisation of homosexuality in West Africa, and the circumstances that compelled Edozien to pursue a career in journalism.
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Reviews of Lives of Great Men referenced:
Lives of Great Men by Chike Frankie Edozien by Diana Evans– An African exodus
Diriye Osman Reviews Chike Frankie Edozien’s Triumphant Memoir in HuffPost
Books referenced in this episode: (Available for purchase online and in bookshops)
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