Chinelo Okparanta's 2015 novel Under the Udala Trees is an African coming-of-age novel centered around a young Igbo girl named Ijeoma who lives in Nigeria during The Nigerian Civil War. Okparanta's novel examines Post-Colonialism in a new light, one that embraces the intersectionality of the effects colonization had on African Queer identities. This work draws from previously established research in Post-colonialism, Multi-Cultural Feminism, Womanism, and Queer studies to examine how Under the Udala Trees explores intersectionality within the context of Queer African stories.
"Away From the Udala Trees: Post-Colonialism, Lesbianism, and Christianity Within Chinelo Okparanta’s Under the Udala Trees,"
Global Tides: Vol. 16, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/globaltides/vol16/iss1/1