Nigeria: Cassava Republic presents ‘And Then He Sang a Lullaby’


This excerpt is from Chapter 14 of And Then He Sang a Lullaby. I chosen it as a result of I believe it highlights a necessary level about how we negotiate and conceptualise ourselves when fighting queer identification.

The passage explores the uncomfortable emotions of one of many protagonists, August, who’s confronted by homophobia from his personal circle of buddies, albeit homophobia, which isn’t focused instantly at him. The derision and disgust with which his buddies regard Chiemerie for having a gender expression they contemplate too female is virulent, however August is anxious that pushing again in opposition to this would possibly name his personal masculinity into query. In these moments, he chooses not simply his personal security however his picture within the eyes of different males. He then grapples with what that “alternative” says about him as an individual.

After all it’s fairly ironic and all too actual that he’s in love with Segun, who

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