Goodbye & Thank You

We’ve got some news, after 7 amazing years AZ Mag will be closing.  Firstly, we want to thank all our readers, contributors, collaborators and the entire AZ community. We’ve done our best to amplify LGBTQ+ Black and PoC voices by bringing you informative, fun and interesting content and have hosted some great events too. You’ve […]

Azúcar by Nii Ayikwei Parkes Is a Beautifully Crafted Narrative With Humanity at Its Heart

Azúcar, the latest novel by British-Ghanaian writer, Nii Ayikwei Parkes is a story as sweet as the title suggests. Set across the fictional Isle of Fumaz, Ghana and the USA’s ‘Sun Coast’, Azúcar explores themes of belonging, grief, legacy and community through protagonists Yunior and Emiliana. Ghana-born Yunior moves to Fumaz as a teenager, escaping […]

In Conversation with Cheryl May Coward-Walker

I had the lovely opportunity to interview the gifted and multi-hyphenated Cheryl May Coward-Walker. Our conversation was delightful, Cheryl is a graceful, yet enthusiastic conversationalist. We talked about her play The Wedding Speech and its upcoming run, mother-daughter relationships and their many different forms, identity, being an independent artist and the healing journey.  Tell us […]

From Addis Ababa, With Love

Kweers of the Nile (KOTN) is an online journalistic platform and digital archive documenting the lives of queer and genderfluid people in North/East Africa and the Sahel. The following is a conversation between sudanese writer and organiser of KOTN and Luna, a queer singer from Ethiopia. I got in touch with Luna through exploring queer […]