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Tommy boys, lesbian men, and ancestral wives : female same-sex practices in Africa

Author: Ruth Morgan; Saskia Wieringa
Publisher: Johannesburg, South Africa : Jacana Media, 2007, ©2005.
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Documents same sexuality in East and South Africa. With eight chapters co-authored by women activists from six countries, this book demonstrates that there are silenced, traditional ways in which  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Morgan; Saskia Wieringa
ISBN: 1770090932 9781770090934
OCLC Number: 1052758331
Description: 335 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 'I want to marry the woman of my choice without fear of being stoned' : female marriages and bisexual women in Kenya / Nancy Baraka with Ruth Morgan --
'Immoral and satanic' : loving secretly in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania / Sophia Musa Mohamed with Saskia Wieringa --
'Some say I am hermaphrodite just because I put on trousers' : lesbians and tommy boys in Kampala, Uganda / Marie Nagadya with Ruth Morgan --
'I don't force my feelings for other women, my feelings have to force me' : same-sexuality amongst Ovambo women in Namibia / Madelene Isaacks with Ruth Morgan --
'I am a pet goat, I will not be slaughtered' : female masculinity and femme strength amongst the Damara in Namibia / Elizabeth Khaxas with Saskia Wieringa --
'My attitude is manly ... a girl needs to walk on the aisle' : butch-femme subculture in Johannesburg, South Africa / Busi Kheswa with Saskia Wieringa --
'This has happened since ancient times ... it's something you are born with' : ancestral wives amongst same-sex sangomas in South Africa / Nkunzi Nkabinde with Ruth Morgan --
'I'm the black sheep of my family ... ' : same-sexuality in the corners of Swaziland / Siza Khumalo with Saskia Wieringa --
Women marriages and other same-sex practices : historical reflections on African women's same-sex relations / Saskia Wieringa --
Present-day same-sex practices in Africa : conclusions from the African Women's Life Story project / Ruth Morgan and Saskia Wieringa.
Responsibility: [edited by] Ruth Morgan and Saskia Wieringa.


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