African Sexualities

African Sexualities

A Reader



   

1. Introduction
Sylvia Tamale

Section One  RESEARCH, THEORY & METHODS

2. Researching and Theorizing Sexualities in Africa
Sylvia Tamale

3. Doing Research on Sexuality in Africa: Ethical Dilemmas and the Positioning of the Researcher
Emídio Gune and Sandra Manuel

4. From Minuscule Biomedical Models to Sexuality's Depths
Stella Nyanzi

5. Tracks: Researching Sexualities Walking AbOUT the city of Johannesburg
Zethu Matebeni

6. Dialoguing Culture and Sex: Reflections from the Field
Amy S Tsanga

Reflection Questions

Section Two  SEXUALITY, POWER & POLITICS

7. Subversion & Resistance: Activist Initiatives
Jane Bennett

8. The 'Perils' of Sex and the Panics of Race: The Dangers of Inter-Racial Sex in Colonial Southern Rhodesia
Oliver Phillips

9. Nudity and Morality: Legislating Women's Bodies and Dress in Nigeria
Bibi Bakare-Yusuf

10. "Getting the Nation Talking about Sex": Reflections on the Politics of Sexuality and 'Nation-Building' in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Deborah Posel

11. Paradoxes of sex work and sexuality in modern- day Uganda
Sylvia Tamale

12. Life Story: Love, Power and Resilience
Daughtie Akoth

13. African LGBTI Declaration

14. Poem: Two Kinds of Blue
Connie Mutua

15. Life Story & Poem: A Night in Zanzibar
Jessica Horn

16. Poem: False Memory
Jumoke Verissimo

17. Dear Diary
Lindiwe Nkutha

18. Poem: Explain
Hakima Abbas

19. Poem: My Love (for Eudy Simelane)
Musa Okwonga

Reflection Questions

Section Three  MAPPING SEXUAL REPRESENTATIONS & PRACTICES OF IDENTITY

20. Representing African Sexualities
Desiree Lewis

21. Pious Stardom: Cinema and the Islamic Revival in Egypt
Karim Mahmoud Tartoussieh

22. Intersex: The Forgotten Constituency
Julius Kaggwa

23. The Chronicle of an Intersexed Activist's Journey
Sally Gross

24. Gender Dynamics: A Transsexual Overview
Audrey Mbugua

25. Barrenness and Sexuality in the Ndau Community
Rebecca Magorokosho

Reflection Questions

Section Four  INTEGRATED AND POSITIVE SEXUALITY

26. "Osunality" (Or African Eroticism)
Nkiru Nzegwu

27. Politics of naming sexual practices
Brigitte Bagnol & Esmeralda Mariano

28. Fiction: My American Jon
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

29. Life Story: Questions, Questions
Lucy Nambajjwe

30. Fiction: Penitence—Hurry Hurry No Speed
Derrick Zgambo

31. Fiction: Love Beads
Yaba Badoe

32. Poem: Cinnamon
Gabeba Baderoon

33. Poem: Covert Sexuality
Coumba Toure

34. Poem: The Dream in the Next Body
Gabeba Baderoon

35. Poem: Nature's Dance
Olivia Coatzee

36. Poem: Untitled
Juliane Okot Bitek

Reflection Questions

Section Five  REPRODUCTION AND RIGHTS

37. Reproductive Health and Sexual Rights
Beth Maina-Ahlberg and Asli Kulane

38. Family Planning, Contraception and Abortion in Islam
Sa’diyya Shaikh

39. Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Politics versus the Press in Defense of Reproductive Rights in Zambia
Wilma Nchito

40. Abortion: a Desperate Measure for Lack of Choice
Salma Maoulidi

41. Poem: The Shedding of Blood
Unoma Azuah

42. Ode to my Uterus
Everjoice J. Win

43. Life Stories: Ob/Gyn Experiences
Sylvia Tamale

44. Journal Excerpts: Reflections on my Journey with my Womb
Akabotho Kaluwa

Reflection Questions

Section Six  SEX & MASCULINITIES

45. Masculinities and Male Sexualities
Kopano Ratele

46. Multiple Meanings of Manhood Among Boys in Ghana
Akosua Adomako Ampofo and John Boaten

47. "Mombasa Morans": Embodiment, Sexual Morality and Samburu Men in Kenya
George Paul Meiu

48. Sexual Orientation and Human Rights: Putting Homophobia on Trial
Makau Mutua

49. 'I am Not Tassa, He is Not a Man Like Other Men’: Feminizing Infertility and Masculinizing Fertility in South Nyanza, 1945-60
Agnes Odinga

50. Poem: The Phantoms of My Opera
Lombe Annie Mwambwa

51. Poem: The Kiss
Frank Chipasula

52. Life Story: The Diamond in The G….
Kipkemboi [jeffrey moses]

Reflection Questions

Section Seven  WHO’S HAVING SEX & WHO’S NOT?

53. Unpacking the [Govern]Mentality of African Sexualities
Stella Nyanzi

54. Sexuality, Gender and Disability in South Africa
Washeila Sait, Theresa Lorenzo, Melissa Steyn and Mikki van Zyl

55. The Realities of 'Choice’ in Africa: Implications for Sexuality, Vulnerability, and HIV/AIDS
Chi-Chi Undie

56. Poem: Wet Towel
Lombe Mwambwa

57. Interview: Challenges of Sexuality and Aging in a Barren Woman
Edith Okiria

58. Poem: AIDS Sting(ma)

Reflection Questions

Section Eight  SEXUALITY, SPIRITUALITY & THE SUPERNATUAL

59. Sexuality, Spirituality & the Supernatural
Chimaraoke Izugbara

60. 'African sex is dangerous!’ renegotiating 'ritual sex’ in Contemporary Masaka District, Uganda
Stella Nyanzi, Justine Nassimbwa, Vincent Kayizzi and Strivan Kabanda

61. Sangomahood, Abstinence and Celibacy Among Tangoma in Swaziland
Hebron Ndlovu

Reflection Questions

Section Nine  PEDAGOGY & POPULAR CULTURE

62. Creative Methodological/Pedagogical Approaches
Mansah Prah

63. Interrogating the Link between Gendered Sexualities, Power and Legal Mechanisms: Experiences from the Lecture Room
Sylvia Tamale

64. Through Zanele Muholi’s Eyes: Re/imagining Ways of Seeing Black Lesbians
Pumla Gqola

65. A Radical Technique to Teach Sexual Rights
Dorothy Aken’ova

66. Song: Laabaan Song
Marame Gueye

Reflection Questions

Glossary of Terms
Abbreviations
Index

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