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We must free our imaginations – Binyavanga Wainaina

Binyavanga Wainaina, the Kenyan and Caine-prize winning author (One day I will write about this place, 2011), publicly came out in a stance against the recent tightening of anti-gay laws in Nigeria and the state of LGBTQ-rights on the continent. He also simultaneously launched a six-part youtube series on how to free our imaginations, how to break the psychological chains which bind us as Africans and limit the possibilities that we imagine for ourselves and for others. It is a pan-African call to creative action, to imagine our continent's future in order to take control of our fate.

"I want this generation of young parents to have their kids see Africans writing their own stories, printing their own stories. That very simple act is the most political act, I think, that one can have. I want to see a continent where every kind of person's imagination [is] allowed." - Binyavanga Wainaina

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