Digital Participation: Nigerian Authors Condemn Country’s New Anti-gay Law
Hi everyone, I saw this report on The Guardian. Just as the title of this post, some Nigerian writers condemn the country’s ant-gay laws. As we have brought up the theme in class today, we can see that Adichie has written something about homosexuality in her short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck. So it is not that surprising that Adichie appears in this piece of news.
As mentioned in the article, the anti-gay laws are just like witch hunting. I truly think these writers, including Jude, are very brave people who dare speak in public against the government.
In another part of Africa, the Ethiopian government cancels anti-gay rally. But it does not mean that being gay in Ethiopia is safe. According to the news, “[g]ay Ethiopians face severe penalties for living in the open. Same-sex acts are punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a 25-year jail term is given to anyone convicted of infecting another person with HIV during same-sex acts.”