How The Stars Were Made

Legon Botanical Garden, Accra, Ghana

A collaborative project (AfriQueer) with Drama for Life AFRICA Project from South Africa.

AfriQueer is an evocative, dreamscaped site-specific ritual performance created by Drama for Life AFRICA Project, written by Tlotlego Gaogakwe and directed by Warren Nebe. It brings together a group of talented performing artists who each make a unique contribution toward the curated work. This acclaimed site-specific celebrates LGBTIQ human rights and is based on an ancient creation myth of how the stars were made.

AfriQueer has already performed iterations in Mozambique, Botswana, South Africa at the National Arts Festival where the work was awarded the Adelaide Tambo Award for Human Rights in 2016 and in the Netherlands as part of the main AfroVibes Festival 2017 in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.


This brave, original work opens up a space for reflection, compassion and understanding of and for queer identities, and adds to the already sounded clarion call for a human rights and social justice based approach to LGBTIQ.