Africa's Madonna: Kat Kol-KesSelf-styled as an African Madonna, Katlego K Kol-Kes is a poet and author of her debut anthology "...on about the same old things". A well known Trans* ARTivist originally from Botswana, Katlego is Bahati Books author and she is currently based in London as a Chevening Scholar. Katlego actively pushes the boundaries of comfortability, acceptability and knowing through her written and performed art. Her debut poetry collection, "...on about the same old things" is the first in a series exploring the experiences of queer identifying Africans.
How I'm bringing queer pride to my rural village | Katlego Kolanyane-KesupileIn a poetic, personal talk, TED Fellow Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile examines the connection between her modern queer lifestyle and her childhood upbringing in a rural village in Botswana. "In a time where being brown, queer, African and seen as worthy of space means being everything but rural, I fear that we're erasing the very struggles that got us to where we are now," she says. "Indigenizing my queerness means bridging the many exceptional parts of myself."
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