Akenji Ndumu is a Cameroonian writer and activist based in Washington, D.C. He has worked for Africa Action, Advocates for Youth’s International Youth Leadership Council, and served as leader of the University of Maryland, College Park’s Global AIDS Campaign working with university undergraduates advocating for better US policy on Global HIV/AIDS and International Family Planning issues. His writing has appeared in Zoetrope and elsewhere.
Akenji Ndumu will travel to Abidjan
The open closet
‘People are more educated here. In Abidjan, you can be anonymous.’
Abidjan’s anonymity has helped the city of around five million become one of the principle destinations for gays, lesbians, and transvestites from all over French-speaking West Africa. Cote d’Ivoire, unlike some of its more conservative neighbours, has no laws banning homosexuality. more…