Author Archive

10 African queer books you should read: Here are ten memorable books that explore the African queer experience from different countries and perspectives.
A queer comic for queer folk: Iron Nail Afternoon: Award-winning South African queer artist LJ Phillips talks to Mamba about her online comic series, Iron Nail Afternoon.
Leon Haasbroek talks about SA’s latest genderless fashion trends: We take a look at the latest in genderless fashion trends - as seen in recent SA Fashion Week collections - with publicist Leon Haasbroek,
The remarkable life of Dr James Barry: Dr James Barry left his mark on the Cape Colony in the 19th century, but few knew at the time that the venerated surgeon was transgender man.
Wynand Kotze: (‘n biedjie) Wyn vir die Pyn: TikTok sensation and entertainer Wynand Kotze talks frankly about his career as a gay performer in the conservative Afrikaans community.
Polyamorous relationships – what you need to know: More LGBTQI+ folks are choosing polyamorous relationships as their form of sensual and emotional expression. Here's what that entails.
Gayle: South Africa’s secret gay language: Gayle, a secret gay language that flourished during apartheid South Africa, is still used by queer and straight people alike.
The yoga teacher creating queer safe spaces in Botswana: Drake Selwe found peace and clarity during the pandemic, inspiring him to start transforming Botswana’s queer spaces through living his passion: yoga.
Meet Melino Carl, Botswana’s first out trans woman model: Melino Carl, Botswana’s first out and proud trans model, is taking the runway by storm with her confidence and smouldering looks.
Orville Peck: SA’s queer masked country crooner: He's no one-trick pony! We take a look at Orville Peck, the South African-born proudly gay masked country sensation kicking up a storm in the US.