Walking Girly in Nairobi

Overview

Illuminating African narratives for readers both inside and outside the continent.

Representing the very best of African creative nonfiction, Safe House brings together works from Africa's contemporary literary greats. In a collection that ranges from travel writing and memoir to reportage and meditative essays, editor Ellah Wakatama Allfrey has brought together some of the most talented writers of creative nonfiction from across Africa.

This creative nonfiction single from Safe House anthology by Mark Gevisser chronicles the travails of a young gay Ugandan man living as a refugee in Kenya.

About the Authors

Mark Gevisser

Posted by Kendra on May 10, 2016

Mark Gevisser

Mark Gevisser is a South African writer whose books include A Legacy of Liberation: Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream, which won the Alan Paton Award in 2007. He has also written an award-winning documentary film, The Man Who Drove With Mandela.

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
Ellah Wakatama Allfrey photo

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, OBE, editor, critic, and broadcaster, is former deputy editor of Granta magazine, series editor for the Kwani? Manuscript Prize, and the deputy chair of the Caine Prize for African Writing. She served as a judge for the 2015 Man Booker Prize panel. She lives in London, England.