with Chiké Frankie Edozien & Dennis Altman / chaired by Anton Enus
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Vibrant and humane, Chiké Frankie Edozien’s award-winning memoir, Lives of Great Men, recounts the lives of gay Africans, some who exile themselves in the West in order to live openly and freely, some who stay home, mostly in the closet. Dennis Altman’s Unrequited Love tells of an intellectual life spent at the forefront of the Gay Liberation movement. Along the way, these fascinating memoirs document social shifts – for better and worse – and are illuminating love letters to Africa and the US.
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Dennis Altman is currently Emeritus Professor and Professorial Fellow in Human Security at La Trobe University. He is the author of thirteen books, most recently Queer Wars and his memoir Unrequited Love: Diary of an Accidental Activist. Altman has been President of the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific and is a patron of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives and the Pride Foundation.
Chiké Frankie Edozien learned to read from the newspapers his father brought home while growing up in Lagos, Nigeria. He went onto become an ink-stain scribbler telling stories in service of a greater good. His memoir, Lives of Great Men, won the Lambda Literary 2018 Non- fiction Award for Best Gay Memoir/Biography.
Anton Enus, a broadcast journalist with more than 25 years' experience, has been presenting SBS World News bulletins since 1999. In his spare time he's run more than 40 marathons and also plays tennis and squash. His favourite authors are Vikram Seth, JM Coetzee and Sebastian Faulks.