Gallery: Queer Authors Launch Debut Books


Queer authors and activists Angelo C Louw and Kabelo Maleke wa Ncube launched their respective debut books at Book Circle Capital in Johannesburg on 25 April 2024.

Louw and Maleke wa Ncube, who are decades-long friends, were joined by former UNCUT editor Zenaida Martin in a discussion on queerness in African literature, as they reflected on their own literary work.

Louw’s The Problem with Black People is a collection of his writing spanning his decade-long journalistic career, which focuses on issues of racial oppression and its knock-on impact on queer communities.

Makeke wa Ncube’s Taverning After 9 centers queer characters and is set in an Mpumalanga township. The protagonist of the book’s life is turned upside down after meeting a new, and dangerous, love interest.

The below images captured this memorable celebration of queer African literature. 

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