They Called Me Queer

So, a few months ago, I was asked to be a part of an incredibly exciting project undertaken by Kim Windvogel and Kelly-Eve Koopman. They were in the process of compiling queer stories for a book called They Called Me Queer, a collection of essays by people who fit into any part of the spectrum of the queer narrative living in South Africa. I immediately said “yes” and contributed a piece to the book. 

I’m so excited to announce that They Call Me Queer has just been released and is available for purchase online and in stores!

These are our stories of acceptance and rejection, of young love and old lovers, of the agonising thrills of coming out and coming into ourselves, of our sex lives, of our families and communities.

The book launch of They Called Me Queer will be happening on 20 September at The Book Lounge, and I’ve been invited to speak at the launch. So come on down for a chat and get yourself a signed copy.

I’ve also been invited to speak at Open Book Festival at the Fugard Theatre, which will be happening from 4 to 8 September. I will be speaking at 2 events: 

  • They Called Me Queer – 4 September, 4pm
  • Trans Stories – 5 September, 8pm

You can grab your tickets here.

Your fave is now a published author (updates CV) 😁

Zoey 🌸

UPDATE: If you missed the Open Book Festival event, you can watch the full panel discussion from the recorded live stream below.

Open Book Festival: They Called Me Queer

Join us as we stream live from the launch of They Called Me Queer at the Open Book Festival. Zoey Black, Janine Adams and Kim Windvogel share coming out stories with Kelly Smith.They Called Me Queer (ISBN 9780795709173, R250) is a collection written by Africans who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+).

Posted by NB-Uitgewers/Publishers on Wednesday, 4 September 2019

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