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PEN/OutWrite | 22nd August 2018

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I sensed something was wrong | Christina Mavuma

11th August 2015 |

My visit to the clinic was the worst day, I will never forget.

This is one of the problems I never imagined myself experiencing, but unfortunately I came across it.

On the 17th of October 2012, I went for a check-up … Read More

Obscure Oddities | Moraa Gitaa

2nd July 2015 |

Ben Curtis, AP

Louis Beautah is a disturbed and depressed man. Deep down he feels like a failure because of something he’s always known – his oddity or absurdity. The anomaly he has spent his life running away from. He’s … Read More

New Report Demonstrates Chilling Effects of Nigeria’s ‘Anti-Gay Law’

2nd July 2015 | | One Comment

PEN America and the Leitner Center team up to shine a light on repressive anti-LGBTI laws

NEW YORK— Eighteen months after its passage, Nigeria’s “anti-gay law” has sharply curbed freedom of expression, assembly, and association in Africa’s largest democracy, according … Read More

Falling | Jude Dibia

16th May 2015 |

Illustration: Kajsa Nilsson

Read in French here

Sasha was thirteen years old when he first heard the word wanker. He had no idea what the word meant. At first he thought he had misheard the common curse word “waka” that … Read More