Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda: No Be From Hia

‘My book was inspired by my multicultural background – Zambian, Nigerian, Jamaican and British. I wrote it at a time when I was processing the loss of both sets of grandparents, whom I had visited in Nigeria and in my Zambian village, Chinsali.’ Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda In a search for identity, love and acceptance two […]

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Brandon Taylor and Paul Mendez: Real Life and Rainbow Milk

Cheeky Natives · Brandon Taylor and Paul Mendez: Real Life and Rainbow Milk “It was a cool evening in late summer when Wallace, his father dead for several weeks, decided that he would meet his friends at the pier after all.” – Brandon Taylor “Jesse’s alarm went off at seven, but he’d barely slept. He […]

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Lockdown Edition with Abi Daré: The Girl with the Louding Voice

Cheeky Natives · Lockdown Edition with Abi Daré: The Girl with the Louding Voice (Part 1) Cheeky Natives · Lockdown Edition with Abi Daré: The Girl with the Louding Voice (Part 2) Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and has lived in the UK for eighteen years. She studied law at the University of […]

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The Finalists for the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards

This year OprahMag.com exclusively announced the finalists of the 32nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards. Lambda has for 30 years honoured the LGBTQ community’s longstanding contribution to literature. This year’s nominees include some of our favourite writers at The Cheeky Natives. Nicole Dennis-Benn’s Patsy has been shortlisted for Lesbian fiction. We featured Nicole discussing this book […]

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