‘Animal Heart’ by Niven Govinden

I am of course including one of my own stories, because my ego knows no rest. I wrote several short stories around this time with the resurgence of global violence towards LGBTQ+ people very much on my mind. These stories informed something of the collective trauma I would later explore in This Brutal House. In this piece, dealing with a teenager arrested in a clandestine gay dance in an unnamed country and subsequently thrown from a tower, the brutality and cruelty is laid bare.

First published in A Kind Of Compass: Stories on Distance, ed. Belinda McKeon, Tramp Press 2015

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