The volume brings together papers by African and Nordic /Scandinavian gender scholars and anthropologists in an attempt to investigate and critically discuss existing lines of thinking about sexuality in Africa, while at the same time creating space for alternative approaches. Issues of colonial and contemporary discourses on 'African sexuality' and on 'female genital mutilation' are being discussed, as well as issues of female agency and of feminists' engagement with HIV/AIDS. The volume contributes to contemporary efforts of re-thinking sexualities in the light of feminist, queer and postcolonial theory.
Related books and articles
Women and Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Power, Opportunities, and Constraints By Marianne Bloch; Josephine A. Beoku-Betts; B. Robert Tabachnick Lynne Rienner, 1998
Women in Africa: Studies in Social and Economic Change By Nancy J. Hafkin; Edna G. Bay Stanford University Press, 1976
The Heritage of Islam: Women, Religion, and Politics in West Africa By Lucy Creevey; Barbara Callaway Lynne Rienner, 1994
A Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa By Helly, Dorothy O. African Research & Documentation, No. 100, 2006
Killing Her Softly ...: HIV/AIDS and the Right to Health Care for Women in Sub-Saharan Africa By Naylor, Nikki Proceedings of the Annual Meeting-American Society of International Law, Vol. 100, Annual 2006
Early Coital Debut and Associated HIV Risk Factors among Young Women and Men in South Africa By Pettifor, Audrey O'Brien, Katie MacPhail, Catherine Miller, William C. Rees, Helen International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Vol. 35, No. 2, June 2009
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What Role for Women in Africa's Future: We Must Dare to Imagine a Future Where Leadership Is as Automatically Linked to Women as to Men, Writes Minna Salami By Salami, Minna New African, No. 528, May 2013
Homage to the African Woman; Coz You Are Worth It! What Role Should Women Have in Liberated Africa and in the Movement for African Liberation? There Is No Doubt That for Many Reasons the Most Controversial Answers to This Question Will Come from Men, but African Men Nonetheless Must Take a Position, Writes Netfa Freeman By Freeman, Netfa New African, No. 477, October 2008
Trying Time for Women in South Africa's Ruling Party By Nieuwoudt, Stephanie National Catholic Reporter, Vol. 44, No. 10, January 11, 2008
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Gers Ace's Girlfriend Helps the Raped and Tortured Women of Africa; EXCLUSIVE SHE FLED HER WAR-TORN HOME NOW TATIANA WANTS TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK By Brown, Annie Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland), June 16, 2008