In which i try and capture a long, rambling, regret-soaked set of tweets by Binyavanga Wainana reflecting late Friday, May 15, on the dissembling life of gay men like himself and how sex is the least of one’s problems…
The tweets welled up almost spontaneously, unstoppable, even extending to a promise to visit Kingston, Jamaica in December this year but mostly they express anguish over past wrongs induced by the pressure to conform to society’s demand for appropriately masculine behaviour from boy children. They also mention fellow African writers Chimamanda Adichie and Elnathan John…and Bishop Tutu and Ruto, Kenya’s Deputy President, whose speech may have precipitated Wainana’s stream of tweets.
God save us from African writers who prosecute your rights to be urself on earth based on what their pastor says 2 them.
Why can’t our churches march with women against violence in #idressasIwant – u can disagree and still show public support 4 women.
@bettywaitherero to look for ways to break apart your own mobility to be what is necessary 2 carry us all. to refuse fear..Yes.
when somebody does that 2 u, u have to step up and b the same kinda honest always with them and 4 them. That is a New Africa #chimamanda.
@MagungaWilliams mangu in my time was nowhere as violent and Lenana on sexuality. Leanne was a very very violent school.
@fistvoices A good 30 percent of online profiles of gay men or more on websites people say be straight acting, No femmes,
@fistvoices on Sites, gay Africas threaten open violence on effeminate gays who cannot hide, and insult them with no shame.
@fistvoices same siasa, as kenyans on Somalis, or not inviting your unfavored tribe friends t dinner when ur tribe in power.
@anniepaul shit. I need 2 drink with u I feel u have so much shit t call me 2 account 4 am comin 2 Jamaica okay?
@anniepaul just fucking airmiles I need. no near so far. REALLY. on my own would come to have wine. like tomorrow.
@fistvoices hi satires built on mine, but he is no mimic, he has shit to say and make. but the writing SOOOOOO tame.
@fistvoices I hate fools. I cannot hate on Elnathan I want him to to amazing. He must just conquer himself. Not Caine and this silly game.
@anniepaul u been in my love since Achal so so long ago, but remember every internevention on twitter. EACH 1
@BinyavangaW wow didn’t know if you remembered that Achal had introed us…i was just with him in Joburg.
@anniepaul and we will sit and u will say i am really upset at u and u rr shit guy and we have 2 talk about it.
Nina Simone- Mood Indigo https://youtu.be/kUU7Rkoj4qw via Kei Miller, Annie paul, Martin Kimani, Achal Prabhala…
in bed with sugar free cough drops.