Lives of Great Men, the award-winning memoir from Chike Frankie Edozien, is out now from Jacana Media.
The book won the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Memoir/Biography.
In Lives of Great Men, Edozien offers a highly personal series of contemporary snapshots of same-gender-loving Africans, unsung Great Men living their lives and finding joy in the face of great adversity.
On his travels and sojourns Edozien explores the worsening legal climate for gay men and women on the Continent and the impact homophobic evangelical American pastors are having in many countries.
Yet he remains hopeful, and this memoir is also a love-letter to Africa, above all to Nigeria and the megalopolis that is Lagos.
Watch a video of Frankie Edozien talking to Zukiswa Wanner at Bridge Books: