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Title:Tommy Boys, Lesbian Men and Ancestral Wives: Female Same-Sex Practices in Africa
Editors:Morgan, Ruth
Wieringa, SaskiaISNI
Chapter(s):Present
Year:2005
Pages:335
Language:English
City of publisher:Johannesburg
Publisher:Jacana Media
ISBN:1770090932
Geographic terms:Africa
Uganda
Kenya
Tanzania
South Africa
Swaziland - Eswatini
Namibia
Subjects:lesbianism
conference papers (form)
2003
Cultural Roles
Marital Relations and Nuptiality
Sex Roles
homosexuality
Abstract:The editors of this collective volume initiated the African Women's Life Story Project - a project meant to train women activists from different African countries to do research into female same-sex practices in Africa. The volume includes papers presented by trainees from the Project at the Fourth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS) held at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa in 2003. It contains contributions on female marriages and bisexual women in Kenya (by Nancy Baraka with Ruth Morgan); loving secretly in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Sophia Musa Mohamed with Saskia Wieringa); lesbians and tommy boys in Kampala, Uganda (Marie Nagadya with Ruth Morgan); same-sexuality amongst Ovambo women in Namibia (Madeleine Isaacks with Ruth Morgan); female masculinity and femme strength amongst the Damara in Namibia (Elizabeth Khaxas with Saskia Wieringa); butch-femme subculture in Johannesburg, South Africa (Busi Kheswa with Saskia Wieringa); ancestral wives amongst same-sex sangomas in South Africa (Nkunzi Nkabinde with Ruth Morgan); same-sexuality in the corners of Swaziland (Siza Khumalo with Saskia Wieringa); historical reflections on African women's same-sex marriages (Saskia Wieringa); present-day same-sex practices in Africa: conclusions from the African Women's Life Story Project (Ruth Morgan and Saskia Wieringa). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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