Love Falls on Us: A Story of American Ideas and African LGBT Lives

The launch event for author Robbie Corey-Boulet’s first book, a narrative nonfiction examination of how U.S. money and activism has shaped LGBT life in Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Liberia. The New York Times said the book “stands out for its awareness of just how politically important it is to avoid sensationalizing minority life, and to display its full range.” The Mail & Guardian said it “honors the African queer nation.”

Robbie Corey-Boulet is a journalist currently based in Ethiopia for Agence France-Presse. He reported Love Falls on Us during a six-year stint in West Africa, and he wrote the book while working as an editor at World Politics Review in Brooklyn. His work has been published by The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Nation, Critical African Studies, World Policy Journal, Guernica and Al Jazeera America.

Frederick Deknatel is World Politics Review’s managing editor, based in New York. His writing has appeared in The Nation, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications. He has also worked as a staff editor at Foreign Affairs and on the editorial staff of Rolling Stone and The Nation.

Howard W. French is a career foreign correspondent and global affairs writer and the author of five books, including three works of non-fiction, a work of documentary photography and a forthcoming book from Norton Liveright about Africa and the birth of modernity. He writes a regular column for World Politics Review.