The Sex Lives of African Women (Hardback)Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah (author)
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Drawing both from the African continent and the global diaspora, Sekyiamah’s revelatory volume highlights the varied sexual experiences and preferences of African women and the journeys – both mental and physical – that they have undergone to own their sexuality.
The Sex Lives of African Women uniquely amplifies individual women from across the African continent and its global diaspora, as they speak of their diverse experiences of sex, sexualities and relationships.
Many of the women who tell their stories in this collection recall the journeys they have travelled in order to own their own sexualities. They do this by grappling with experiences of child sexual abuse, resisting the religious edicts of their childhood, and by asserting their sexual power.
From finding queer community in Egypt to living a polyamorous life in Senegal to understanding the intersectionality of religion and pleasure in Cameroon to choosing to leave relationships that no longer serve them, these narratives are as individual and illuminating as the women who share them.
The Sex Lives of African Women provides a deep insight into women's quest for freedom, highlights the complex tapestry of African women's sexuality, and bestows upon all women inspirational examples to live a truly liberated life.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 41 g
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm
A boundary-breaking, fascinating and deeply affirming set of accounts that emphasises the necessity of allowing African women to tell the stories of their sexuality on their own terms -- Otegha Uwagba
Such a beautiful read, like chatting to a friend over a cuppa. This is the intimate, insightful read that I didn't know I needed. Just brilliant -- Dorothy Koomson
A captivating diasporic work of sensual geographies. Teeming with freedom and agency. Utterly triumphant -- Irenosen Okojie
A beautiful, delicate and sometimes brutal exploration of African Womanhood and sexuality, honest and moving. A vital treasure -- Bolu Babalola
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