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Nigerian Writer: Country's Anti-gay Law Driving Gays Into Shadows

Award-winning Nigerian writer Jude Dibia’s first novel, Walking With Shadows, has as its central character a gay man who lives his life as a married family man. The title of the book is appropriate because, as Dibia explains, gay people in Nigeria do not officially exist. They are forced to live in the shadows. Dibia said gay people in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa are increasingly fearful of “outing” themselves because of laws and other repressive measures that discriminate against...

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