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African Ecologies special section in the Journal of the British Academy


The Journal of the British Academy has just published its latest issue, which includes a special section on "African Ecologies: Literary, Cultural and Religious Perspectives." The recently restyled journal was launched at a celebratory event at the British Academy in London, on 22 May 2024. At this event, the journal's editor, Professor Fiona Williams, highlighted...

When a book becomes a cake: the launch of Sacred Queer Stories


by Adriaan van Klinken On Valentine’s Day 2022, the book Sacred Queer Stories: Ugandan LGBTQ+ Refugees and the Bible, was launched at The Nature Network (TNN), a community-based organisation of LGBTQ+ refugees based in Nairobi, Kenya. Sacred Queer Stories is a book about love – queer love that is contested yet reclaimed and celebrated. Is...

New Book by Adriaan van Klinken: "Reimagining Christianity and Sexual Diversity in Africa"


Adriaan van Klinken, Professor of Religion and African Studies at the University of Leeds, recently published a book co-authored with Ezra Chitando: Reimagining Christianity and Sexual Diversity in Africa (African Arguments series; London: Hurst & Co and International Africa Institute / New York: Oxford University Press, 2021). See more information about the book below, and please...

Launch of Kenyan Christian Queer documentary film


The documentary film Kenyan Christian Queer is about to be released! The film offers an intimate portrait of a group of LGBT Christians in Kenya, their courage, determination and hope. It specifically features the first LGBT church in Nairobi, Kenya. Called Cosmopolitan Affirming Community, this group of young queer Christians seeks to promote an inclusive...