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Author Sekyiamah, Nana Darkoa, author.

Title The sex lives of African women : self-discovery, freedom, and healing / Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah.

Publication Info. New York : Astra House, [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  306.708 SEKYIAMAH    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Self-discovery -- Freedom -- Healing.
Summary "From her blog, "Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women," Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah has spent decades talking openly and intimately to African women around the world about sex. Here, she features the stories that most affected her, chronicling her own journey toward sexual freedom. We meet Yami, a pansexual Canadian of Malawian heritage, who describes negotiating the line between family dynamics and sexuality. There's Esther, a cis-gendered hetero woman studying in America, by way of Cameroun and Kenya, who talks of how a childhood rape has made her rebellious and estranged from her missionary parents. And Tsitsi, an HIV-positive Zimbabwean woman who is raising a healthy, HIV-free baby. Across a queer community in Egypt, polyamorous life in Senegal, and a reflection on the intersection of religion and pleasure in Cameroun, Sekyiamah explores the many layers of love and desire, its expression, and how it forms who we are. In these confessional pages, women control their own bodies and pleasure, and assert their sexual power. Capturing the rich tapestry of sex positivity, The Sex Lives of African Women is a singular and subversive book that celebrates the liberation, individuality, and joy of African women's multifaceted sexuality"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Women -- Sexual behavior -- Africa.
Women, Black -- Sexual behavior -- Africa.
Sex -- Africa.
DRAMA / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Sex. (OCoLC)fst01114160
Women -- Sexual behavior. (OCoLC)fst01176942
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Genre/Form Personal narratives.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies^SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African Studies^SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBTQ+ Studies / General.
Other Form: Online version: Sekyiamah, Nana Darkoa. Sex lives of African women First edition. New York : Astra House, [2021] 9781662650826 (DLC) 2021044279
ISBN 9781662650819 hardcover
1662650817 hardcover
9781662650826 electronic publication
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