Queer women win West African writing contest


The Brittle Paper literary magazine has announced the winners of its writing competition for queer women from West Africa. The winning authors came from Nigeria, Ghana and Benin. The anthology “Wedged Between Man and God” presents a selection of non-fiction stories from queer West African women.
Brittle Paper is an online literary magazine for readers of African Literature. The contest was co-sponsored by the Women’s Initiative for Sustainable Empowerment and Equality (WISE Nigeria). Selected stories from the contest will be published in a collection titled “Wedged Between Man and God,” a creative non-fiction anthology curated by Nigerian author Unoma Azuah. Submissions were open only to queer women from West Africa, including lesbian, bisexual and trans women either living in West Africa and or in the diaspora. Writers from Bénin Republic, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal submitted their work.

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