Love Falls On Us

A Story of American Ideas and African LGBT Lives

Robbie Corey-Boulet

Love Falls On Us

Robbie Corey-Boulet

Distributed for Zed Books

336 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth $26.95 ISBN: 9781786997081 Will Publish August 2019 For sale in North and South America only
In 2009 Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill became a top global news story. Two years later Hillary Clinton declared “Gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights,” but still today there is little consensus on how to advance those rights beyond the United States and Europe. The fact is that international LGBT activism and allies have created winners and losers. In Africa those who easily identify with the identities of the global movement find support, funding and care. Those whose sexualities don’t align so neatly don’t.

In this moving investigation, award-winning journalist Robbie Corey-Boulet shows that LGBT liberation does not look the same in Africa as it does in the United States or Europe. At a time when there is a groundswell of interest in LGBT life in Africa and attempts at reversing LGBT rights across much of the “developed” world, Corey-Boulet lays bare past failures. To the extent that there exists a right way to engage on LGBT issues in Africa—and, indeed, worldwide—Love Falls on Us is for those looking to learn what it is.
Review Quotes
Corinne Dufka, west africa director, Human Rights Watch
“Corey-Boulet is a meticulous researcher with an unparalleled knowledge of LGBT rights in Africa, a deep connection with local activists, and an understanding of the complex relationship between well-intended outside human rights groups and the local activist community. He is as dogged as a reporter as he is sensitive and connected to the people whose lives and struggles he writes about.”
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