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The Jussie Smollett Attack and Jekwu /Enkare Review Saga Show Why Conflating Pedophilia and Queerness in African Literature is Dangerous

Jussie Smollett attack, African literary circle, Pride March, Jekwu, pedophilia and homosexuality
Comments (3)
  1. Olamide says:

    Bro. It’s censorship. If a person says something that is illogical, the best thing you should do is to engage him and disprove his arguments as illogical. Shutting him out would mean that he would create his own bubble and still continue peddling his misguided statement.

    1. Syncityng says:

      There has to be censorship in art. Especially literature. That’s why mags have editorial teams and curators. If there is no censorship, then we might as well have a marketplace. The major problem of that story in my opinion, is not so much the subject matter as it is the way it is handled. It is poorly written prose with a dangerous unnuanced conflating of queerness and pedophilia. This is fodder for ignorant homophobia. African lit has no space for unresearched poorly tackled subject matters. We might as well regress ten years.

  2. Dami says:

    Thank you for talking about this. A lot has been said in the past week, but this sums it all up in fresh smelling breath. I hope the African literary circle sees this to the fullest and recognises the errors apparent. Can’t be setting African literature back into the stone age.

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