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From the petty bourgeoisie ideology of Intersectional Feminism to the materialist revolutionary theory of African Internationalism 

Ever since I came into adulthood, I have always understood my oppression as a non-white woman, gender non-conforming and same-gender-loving person, among other marginalized, intersecting identities. However, this understanding was steeped in liberal ideology; my understanding was initially informed by a white, colonial narrative.

We defend the African nation against the myth of the “Gay Agenda”  

The rise of the modern-day “gay rights movement” has fostered increased discussion within the African community of what has been termed “the effeminization of the black man” or the “gay agenda.” 

This wave of homophobia is a direct reaction to imperialism in deep crisis. The white nation, in order to save itself from this crisis, seeks to consolidate itself with historically oppressed sectors like the white gay rights movement. With the help of traitorous agents in the African nation, the white nation is able to fracture the African nation by attacking oppressed sectors like same-gender-loving people within our community. 

What's in an African name? History, identity and self-determination 

The issue of names and naming is really powerful.

It’s so deep and profound, more than what most of us ever think about. Most of us don’t think about our names, where we come from, what our names mean, anything like that, which in and of itself is a problem. But we never think about that.

Names are really important because names connect you to a past, to your history. Names are not just things floating out there in the world, but if you want to even look back and see where you came from and dig into your roots, the name is fundamental. It comes from someplace.