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Title:Forging paths for the African queer: is there an 'African' mechanism for realizing LGBTIQ rights?
Author:Devji, Zahrah Z.
Periodical:Journal of African Law (ISSN 1464-3731)
Geographic terms:Uganda
South Africa
human rights
External link:https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021855316000097
Abstract:The African continent has struggled to accept its LGBTIQ population and queer individuals continue to struggle in pursuit of their rights. Similar refrains justifying widespread homophobia reverberate throughout the continent. This article analyses two case studies in Africa: Uganda and South Africa. Although each country treats the question of queer rights differently, arguably the treatment of the queer on a day to day basis is not dissimilar in each country. The article considers whether there is a mechanism for realizing queer rights in Africa, by appealing to the values and cultures that exist on the continent. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]