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Boy-wives and female husbands : studies in African homosexualities / edited by Stephen O. Murray and Will Roscoe
Alternate Title Studies in African homosexualities
1st ed
New York : St. Martin's Press, c1998
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  AQ76.3.A356 B69 1998    AVAILABLE
Gift from K. Anderson-Levitt, 2011
Subject(s) Homosexuality -- Africa -- History
Homosexuality -- Africa -- Public opinion
Gay men -- Africa -- Identity
Lesbians -- Africa -- Identity
Homosexuality in literature
Homophobia in literature
Homophobia in anthropology
Public opinion -- Africa
Physical Description xxii, 358 p. : maps ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-351) and index
Contents "A Feeling within Me": Kamau, a twenty-five-year-old Kikuyu / Stephen O. Murray -- Occurrences of contrary-sex among the Negro population of Zanzibar (1899) / M. Haberlandt, translated by Brandley Rose -- Mashoga, Mabasha, and Magai: "homosexuality" on the East African Coast / Deborah P. Amory -- A 1958 visit to a Dakar boy brothel / Michael Davidson -- Male lesbians and other queer notions in Huasa / Rudolf P. Gaudio -- West African Homoeroticism: West African men / Nii Ajen -- Homosexuality among the Negroes of Cameroon and a Pangwe Tale (1921,1911) / G√ľnter Tessmann, translated by Bradley Rose -- Ganga-Ya-Chibanda (1732) / Jean Baptiste Labat, translated by Will Roscoe -- Same-sex life among a few Negro tribes of Angola (1923) / Kurt Falk, translated by Bradley Rose -- Homosexuality among the natives of Southwest Africa (1925-26) / Kurt Falk, translated by Bradley Rose -- "Good God Almighty, what's this!": homosexual "crime" in early colonial Zimbabwe / Marc Epprecht -- "When a woman loves a woman" in Lesotho: Love, sex, and the (Western) construction of homophobia / Kendall -- Sexual politics in contemporary Southern Africa / Stephen O. Murray -- Woman-woman marriage in Africa / Joseph M. Carrier and Stephen O. Murray -- Diversity and identity: the challenge of African homosexualities -- African groups with same-sex patterns -- Organizations of homosexuality and other social structures in sub-Saharan Africa / Stephen O. Murray
Review "Historians, anthropologists, and many contemporary Africans alike have denied or overlooked African same-sex patterns or claimed that such patterns were introduced by Europeans. Among African Americans questions surrounding sexuality and gender in traditional African societies have become especially contentious. In fact, same-sex love was and is widespread in Africa. Boy-Wives and Female Husbands documents same-sex patterns in some fifty societies, in every region of the continent. Essays by scholars from a variety of disciplines explore institutionalized marriages between women, same-sex relations between men and boys in colonial work settings, mixed gender roles in East and West Africa, and recent developments in South Africa, where lesbians and gays successfully made that nation the first in the world to constitutionally ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. An invaluable resource for everyone interested in the continent's history and culture, Boy-Wives and Female Husbands reveals the denials of African homosexualities for what they are - prejudice and willful ignorance."--BOOK JACKET
NOTE Gift from K. Anderson-Levitt, 2011
Alternate Author Murray, Stephen O
Roscoe, Will
Library donation, 2011

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