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Hungochani: The History of a Dissident Sexuality in Southern Africa

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In the vivid tapestry of global queer cultures Africa has long been neglected or stereotyped. In Hungochani, Marc Epprecht seeks to change that by tracing the history and traditions of homosexuality in southern Africa, modern gay and lesbian identities, and the vibrant gay rights movement that has emerged since the 1980s. He explores the diverse ways African cultures tradi ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published October 20th 2004 by McGill-Queen's University Press (first published 2004)
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Sokari
Mar 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, lgbti, africa
An historical documentary of sexuality in southern Africa. However sometimes you get the feeling that Epprecht is clutching at straws and some of his interpretations are ambiguous at best and I am compromise the cultural and personal objectivity.
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Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Two brief remarks: theoretically competent and beautifully crafted. Dense but worth more than just a superficial read.
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Sep 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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Impeccable queer politics in a very readable book based on meticulous research.
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