Lagos - Award-winning Nigerian writer Jude Dibia has exiled himself to the United States, after declaring that , gay people in Nigeria do not officially exist, reports VOA
The author’s first novel Walking With Shadows, has as its central character a gay man who lives his life as a married family man.
Dibia said that writing the book has allowed him to discover who he is and to make some changes in his own way of thinking and living as a gay man.
The book triggered a debate on gay rights and has changed the discussion of LGBTI issues in Nigeria.
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Dibia says the anti-gay law passed in Nigeria is having a profoundly chilling effect upon the gay community.
Dibia says he does not expect the Nigerian government to change its attitude toward homosexuality overnight.
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