A Day in an African Lesbian’s Life – a series

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 54

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 54

The plan And so Eve set out to make a fool of herself with her accomplice Fez in toe. They wrote out a whole essay about being sorry with neon coloured ink, got hold of Eve’s guitar that hadn’t been tuned in a long time and off […]

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 53

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 53

It had been over a month and Danai was still not coming round. Eve had tried everything: begging, pleading, threatening, apologizing for threatening and then begging again and it wasn’t working. Word on the Lesboville streets was that Danai had moved on – some woman […]

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 52

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 52

Eve felt a claustrophobic silence everywhere in the house now. Hard to imagine such a small apartment being so loud with no one talking. The bed stretched on for miles… four corners that went on for days, she didn’t sleep in it anymore; she fell […]

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 51

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 51

Danai came home to find Eve had make dinner. She promptly placed a glass of a nicely chilled dry white in her hand. ‘Hmmm, what did you do now?’ Danai said smiling and gave her a warm hug, ‘you feel so warm, it’s chilly out […]

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 50

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 50

Eve knocked on Nto’s little bachelorette flat and stood impatiently tapping her foot. It was 2pm in the afternoon and she had decided to waste her much appreciated time and sort the issue with Nto out. She had a day off and would have loved […]

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 49

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 49

‘We need to talk,’ Nto whined from the other side of the phone. Eve rolled her eyes and sighed inaudibly, obviously Nto wasn’t letting things go so easy. ‘talk about what Nto?’ Eve didn’t want to give off her frustration. ‘About us…’ ‘There’s no ‘us’ […]

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 48

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 48

‘We have to end this Nto…’ They were sitting on a bench the Zoolake, Nto threw some bread crumbs to the little ducklings impatiently quacking at the edge of the water and collected her thoughts quietly. ‘Why?’ she finally asked, the panic she felt only […]

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 47

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 47

‘Babe…’ Danai’s tone made Eve sit up straight in bed. ‘Yes…’ ‘What’s the deal with Nto?’ her question sounded nonchalant but Eve wasn’t fooled. ‘What do you mean?’ she took the lotion Danai passed over to her and rubbing some into her hands, massaged it […]

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 46

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 46

Eve stepped into the small bathroom to wash her hands, she’d been busy at the braai the entire evening. Music played loudly in the lounge, everyone drank and talked at the top of their voices, wanting to be heard yet not listening to one another, […]

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 45

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 45

‘You look great babe, now let’s go please,’ Eve was getting impatient with Danai taking too long. They were only going out to dinner with Fez and Embo and she didn’t get why Danai felt the need to change outfits several times. ‘I just feel […]