In this episode, we’ve collaborated with Logan February and turned their essay into an audio short story. We first heard the Nigerian non-binary poet and songwriter Logan February read this essay during AfroQueer’s online festival in 2020. It’s a beautiful, intriguing and very personal piece of writing that explores one of their queer experiences in Nigeria. And explores the experience of being ghosted.
This excerpt is called My Ghost, adapted from their work – THE MANIA OF QUEER DESIRE: IN PRAISE OF FEVER RAY’S PLUNGE – and it’s read by Kenzy Nna-Udosen.
The music in this episode is Fever Ray’s album Plunge.
This episode was produced by Penny Dale and Selly Thiam. Written by Penny Dale and narrated by Kenny Nna-Udoosen. Sound editing by Mercy Barno and Tevin Sudi. AfroQueer is executive produced by Selly Thiam and is a production of AQ Studios.
Our theme song is Pawa by Maia and the big sky.
AfroQueer is supported by The Wellspring Philanthropic fund and The Ford Foundation.
Listen to My Ghost below: