LGBTQ in West Africa: Love, Colonialism, and Pain

This story is for my friends

James Finn
Mar 10 · 7 min read
Publicity photo for Nigerian film ’Ife,’

If I had to choose one word to describe my friend Joseph, it would be “sad.” He’s loving, cheerful and funny much of the time, but catch him in a private moment, lose yourself in his rich chestnut eyes, and you’ll drown in sorrow. Joseph is the quintessential He misses his friends and family in the…