In February 2014, I released a compilation of poetry that celebrates love and resilience in the time of organised prejudice and homophobic as well as ill-informed rhetoric. I hoped to reach audiences in an attempt to ensure that there was a voice of a Southern African artist who was not afraid to speak as a man who openly loves the same gender on the African continent. This was also a way to disprove the old rhetoric that Homosexuality is unAfrican. I also used this platform to celebrate my Ndebele Heritage through lessons from my grandmother.
Frank Malaba is a Zimbabwean born actor, writer and human rights activist. He has a passion for storytelling in various forms. Creativity is the umbilical cord that connects him to all things spiritual, forbidden, celebrated and human. His poetry is a celebration of the freedom of an African soul. His inspiration comes from the subtleties in mundane life. His greatest conviction in life is to work with the empowerment and betterment of women and children. He also is a contributing writer for gay interest publications in Europe and Australia. Frank has a passion for human rights across the world. He has a keen interest in the issue of gay rights and those of women and children on the African continent. He was named among Mail & Guardian's 200 Young South Africans 2014 Achievers -in Arts & Culture.