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New Nigerian novel changes narrative about homosexuality and bisexuality

A New book written by Nnanna Ikpo; a Nigerian lawyer and activist mirrors the extreme journey of being bisexual, gay and living in a homophobic climate such as Nigeria.

Book cover for: Fimi Sile Forever: Heaven gave it to me

The book which is titled ‘Fimi Sile Forever: Heaven gave it to me’ even though its fiction, delivers its accounts in a more realistic and relatable manner that will indeed not only make its mark in the African literary world, but will go further to trigger conversations and bring to light the many authentic issues affecting the lives of gay people in Nigeria.

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This book is not just about homosexuality as some will think, but obviously about persons whose lives revolves around love, desire, faith and the fight for true equality.


Olawale and Oluwole are dreadlocked Yoruba lawyers, minority human rights activists fighting for a better Nigeria. Bisexual and closeted, Olawale has spent his adult life protecting and defending his charismatic, more evidently homosexual twin; but when the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act becomes law, they, their family, and the women who love them are caught in a savage spotlight that threatens to wreck all their lives. In the midst of this Wole and Wale must deal with an estranged convict father whose unexpected reappearance brings dark and troubling family secrets to light.

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There aren’t many Nigerian books out there which has captured the authentic lives and struggles of gay people in Nigeria, so therefore we commend Nnanna Ikpo for his efforts and as well recommend this book to everyone especially those who are interested in learning about what it means to be gay and Nigerian.

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    Nnanna Ikpo 6 years

    Thanks Mike. I appreciate your review.

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