She Called Me Woman

She Called Me Woman

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“We decided to put together this collection of thirty narratives to correct the invisibility, the confusion, the caricaturising and the writing out of history.” This stirring and intimate collection brings together 30 unique narratives to paint a vivid portrait of what it means to be a queer Nigerian woman. Covering an array of experiences - the joy and excitement of first love, the agony of lost love and betrayal, the sometimes-fraught relationship between sexuality and spirituality, addiction and suicide, childhood games and laughter - She Called Me Woman sheds light on how Nigerian queer women, despite their differences, attempt to build a life together in a climate of fear. Through first-hand accounts, She Called Me Woman challenges us to rethink what it means to be a Nigerian ‘woman’, negotiating relationships, money, sexuality and freedom, identifying outside the gender binary, and the difficulties of achieving hopes and dreams under the constraints of societal expectations and legal terrorism. She Called Me Woman is full of beautifully told stories of resistance and resilience, joy and laughter, heartbreaks and victories, collecting the realities of a community that will no longer be invisible. Editors: Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan and Rafeeat Aliyu | Print ISBN: 978-1911115595 | E-Book ISBN: 978-1911115601 | Format: Flapped paperback | No. of Pages: 344 | Pub. Date: 26th April 2018

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Azeenarh Mohammed is a trained lawyer and a queer, feminist, holistic security trainer who spends her time training non-for-profit organisations on tools and tactics for digital and physical security and psycho-social well-being. Azeenarh is active in the queer women’s issues in Nigeria and has written on queerness and technology for publications like This is Africa, Perspectives, and Premium TimesNG.

Chitra Nagarajan is an activist, researcher and writer. She has spent the last 15 years working on human rights and peace building and is involved in feminist, anti-racist, anti-fundamentalist and queer movements. She currently lives and works in Maiduguri, Nigeria, focusing on conflict mitigation, civilian protection and women’s rights.

Rafeeat Aliyu is a writer and editor and content development consultant. She is also a documentary film producer, her first documentary “Things We Carry” was produced 2017 and centred on the impact of death, grieving and loss on young Nigerians. Rafeeat’s fiction has appeared in the AfroSF anthology of African science fiction, Expound magazine, Omenana and Queer Africa 2. Her story “58 Rules To Ensure Your Husband Loves You Forever”


HOW is Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi not trending in Nigeria?
This is a man that proposed death by hanging for 'hate speech' on social media. THESE ARE YOUR LEGISLATORS. Niger state, please come and take your son

Despite knowing that we're more likely to cry while flying, I decided to watch Lion King, The Best of Enemies AND After the wedding on this 30 hour connection...
Needless to say, I'm dehydrated cos all the fluids left my body through my eye ducts 😭😭😭

So, #DisneyPlus is for kids, and people who miss the 90s. Got it!

So if only 11% of the budget is going on education and health, where is the rest being spent...? https://t.co/bNv8aPJnsw

Cannot wait! https://t.co/D84AZbdPcx
Juliet Mabey @Jule9
Thrilled to reveal our cover for The First Woman, the new novel by Jennifer Makumbi Nansubuga (Kintu, Manchester Happened), designed by the extraordinary Nathan Burton @buronint @OneworldNews https://t.co/lIWPj6yuj6

Azeenarh Mohammed is a trained lawyer and a queer, feminist, holistic security trainer who spends her time training non-for-profit organisations on tools and tactics for digital and physical security and psycho-social well-being. Azeenarh is active in the queer women’s issues in Nigeria and has written on queerness and technology for publications like This is Africa, Perspectives, and Premium TimesNG.

Chitra Nagarajan is an activist, researcher and writer. She has spent the last 15 years working on human rights and peace building and is involved in feminist, anti-racist, anti-fundamentalist and queer movements. She currently lives and works in Maiduguri, Nigeria, focusing on conflict mitigation, civilian protection and women’s rights.

Rafeeat Aliyu is a writer and editor and content development consultant. She is also a documentary film producer, her first documentary “Things We Carry” was produced 2017 and centred on the impact of death, grieving and loss on young Nigerians. Rafeeat’s fiction has appeared in the AfroSF anthology of African science fiction, Expound magazine, Omenana and Queer Africa 2. Her story “58 Rules To Ensure Your Husband Loves You Forever”


HOW is Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi not trending in Nigeria?
This is a man that proposed death by hanging for 'hate speech' on social media. THESE ARE YOUR LEGISLATORS. Niger state, please come and take your son

Despite knowing that we're more likely to cry while flying, I decided to watch Lion King, The Best of Enemies AND After the wedding on this 30 hour connection...
Needless to say, I'm dehydrated cos all the fluids left my body through my eye ducts 😭😭😭

So, #DisneyPlus is for kids, and people who miss the 90s. Got it!

So if only 11% of the budget is going on education and health, where is the rest being spent...? https://t.co/bNv8aPJnsw

Cannot wait! https://t.co/D84AZbdPcx
Juliet Mabey @Jule9
Thrilled to reveal our cover for The First Woman, the new novel by Jennifer Makumbi Nansubuga (Kintu, Manchester Happened), designed by the extraordinary Nathan Burton @buronint @OneworldNews https://t.co/lIWPj6yuj6
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