Walking the Tightrope: An Anthology of Prose
and Poetry by LGBTI Writers from Africa
Edited by writers and activists from four African countries, Walking the Tightrope is a landmark
anthology of poems and prose by members of LGBTI communities from Africa.
With this anthology, the editors and contributors reject homophobia, acts of aggression, and
labels with which Queer Africans are stigmatized.
Unlike those who claim that "to be homosexual is unAfrican." The editors and contributors to
this anthology assert that to be homosexual is African.
Abayomi Animashaun (Nigeria)
Tatenda Muranda (Zimbabwe)
Timothy Kimutai (Kenya)
Irwin Iradukunda (Burundi)
Introduction by Dr. Zethu Matebeni (South Africa)