Anyone who has come out as a homosexual or has lived through the transition of a biological sex change has their own story. Speaking about these types of experiences is often a complex matter, and when they also unfold within a culture of people dramatically categorized according to social, racial and gender-based distinctions, being true to oneself can be life-threatening. Nonetheless, there are people who dare to face these challenges and for many of them literature is an important weapon. Telling one’s story in spite of the danger involved has, historically speaking, proven helpful.
On the panel: Iman Al-Ghafari (Syria), Ahmed Mohamed (Somalia), Jude Dibia (Nigeria), Ahmed Mohamed (Somalia), Andrew McMillan (Great Britain). Moderator: Ida Birkvad.
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