The author Dr Adriaan van Klinken (Associate Professor of Religion and African Studies, University of Leeds) will be in conversation with the following panelists:
Dr Siphiwe Dube, Department of Political Studies, Wits
Dr Danai Mupotsa, Department of African Literature, Wits
Mr Anele Siswana, Department of Psychology, UJ
CHAIR: Dr Elina Hankela, Department of Religion Studies, UJ
ABOUT KENYAN, CHRISTIAN, QUEER
Popular narratives cite religion as the driving force behind homophobia in Africa, portraying Christianity and LGBT expression as incompatible. Without denying Christianity’s contribution to the stigma, discrimination, and exclusion of same-sex-attracted and gender-variant people on the continent, in Kenyan, Christian, Queer Adriaan van Klinken presents an alternative narrative, foregrounding the ways in which religion also appears as a critical site of LGBT activism.
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