Selected works by OluTimehin Kukoyi

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It is Violence: Language as a Tool of Power

Powerful feminist voices have been denying trans women’s experiences or painting them as menaces. But we should remember that violence against vulnerable people often starts by labelling them as a threat.

Published In: The Correspondent
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What Racism Really Is

Our obsession with racist attitudes can obscure the fact that racism is a system, devised to justify slavery, with a hierarchy that still defines the value of our lives today.

Published On: June 24, 2020
Published In: The Correspondent
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Feminism From The Margins

In this essay, I explain that Nigeria needs queer feminism. Not because I and millions of other people in the country are queer, but because feminist liberation is.

Published On: June 6, 2020
Published In: YNaija
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Mothers and Men

“[This essay] walks the fine line between heartbreak and redemption, casting new light on questions of rape and secondary victimisation in ways that are new and important.” – The Gerald Kraak Prize

Published On: MAY 24, 2019

Published In: The Heart of the Matter’, a Jacana Media anthology

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There They Are, Those Girls

Sometimes, as a queer person, you have to forget who you are to survive. This is an essay about the joy of remembering.

Published On: July 20, 2018

Published In: Medium

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A Letter To My Teenage Self

Encouragement, advice and a bit of comfort for the brave, scared and solitary teenager I once was, from the safe and beloved woman I now am.

Published On: March 21, 2016

Published In: The Feminist Unfairytales of an African Mother

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