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Boy-Wives and Female-Husbands: Studies in African-American Homosexualities

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Claims concerning the presence and status of homosexuality in historic African cultures have become central points of contention in debates among contemporary African Americans. Some of those involved in the debate have even asserted that the original languages of Africa contained no words for gay or lesbian, therefore concluding that they did not exist. As the first work ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 3rd 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published 1998)
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Sumayyah
Sep 30, 2011 Sumayyah rated it it was ok
While containing a wealth of information, this book was more of a clinical, anthropological study of homosexual African behavior, as told and researched by (mainly White) people. I was disappointed by the lack of first-person African narratives.
Shay Olivarria
Jan 02, 2010 Shay Olivarria rated it it was amazing
loved this book. it's an anthology of sexuality and sexual practices on the African continent. i have heard the argument that Black people didn't know of homosexuality until Europeans arrived, however this book provides many stories and oral histories to contradict that.
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