“Robbie Corey-Boulet’s timely book, ‘Love Falls on Us,’ addresses the complicated relationship between African L.G.B.T.Q. activists and an American foreign policy whose shifts on gay rights have in many cases exacerbated their difficulties by shining a global spotlight on otherwise unnoticed ways of living,” Uzodinma Iweala writes for The New York Times Book Review. “Corey-Boulet’s work more than rises to the challenge by elevating the extraordinary ordinariness of L.G.B.T.Q. Africans who are trying to live full, peaceful and free lives in the places they call home.”
A correspondent for Agence France Presse in Ethipoia, Robbie was an ICWA fellow in Ivory Coast and Cameroon (2013-2015). His book “Love Falls on Us, A Story of American Ideas and African L.G.B.T. Lives” was published by Zed Books last month.
Read the full review here.