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Published by Fanele in Auckland Park, South Africa .
Written in English


  • Sex -- Africa.,
  • Sexual freedom -- Africa.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale, Richmond Tiemoko and Pauline Makinwa-Adebusoye.
ContributionsMaticka-Tyndale, Eleanor, 1945-, Tiemoko, Richmond., Makinwa, P. Kofo., Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre.
LC ClassificationsHQ18.A35 H86 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 244 p. ;
Number of Pages244
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23008442M
ISBN 101920196021
ISBN 109781920196028
LC Control Number2008435663

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  From dating in the Eastern Cape to living as a lesbian, bisexual, or gay person in Cape Town, from gender violence in Nigeria to female circumcision in Kenya, the discussion weaves threads from many traditions and provides a colorful and intricate examination of human sexuality in contemporary Africa. Summary: All too often, sexuality in Africa is examined through the lenses of epidemic and disease, but this study celebrates human_diversity and calls for a more responsible and broadminded view of sexual practices on the continent.   The book adopts a feminist approach that analyses sexuality within patriarchal structures of oppression while also highlighting its emancipatory well as using popular culture to help address the 'what, why, how, when and where' questions, the contributors also provide a critical mapping of African sexualities that informs readers. Human sexuality in Africa. Auckland Park, South Africa: Fanele, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale; Richmond Tiemoko; P Kofo Makinwa; Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre.

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