The Sex Lives of African Women: Self Discovery, Freedom, and Healing

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah

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The Sex Lives of African Women: Self Discovery, Freedom, and Healing

The Sex Lives of African Women: Self Discovery, Freedom, and Healing

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah

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Description

Now in paperback and with journaling prompts, an Economist Best Book of the Year hailed as "Touching, joyful, defiant--and honest," celebrating African women's unique journeys toward sexual pleasure and liberation in this newly updated empowering, subversive collection of intimate stories.

"Dazzling... the tone is hopeful, resilient and accepting. Marked by the diversity of experiences shared, the wealth of intimate details, and the total lack of sensationalism, this is an astonishing report on the quest for sexual liberation."
--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

In these confessional pages, women control their own bodies and desires, work toward healing their painful pasts, and learn to assert their sexual power. Weaving a rich tapestry of experiences with a sex positive outlook, The Sex Lives of African Women is an empowering, subversive book that celebrates the liberation, individuality, and joy of African women's multifaceted sexuality.

From a queer community in Egypt, to polyamorous life in Senegal, and a reflection on the intersection of religion and pleasure in Cameroon, feminist author Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah explores the many layers of love and desire, its expression, and how it defines who we are.

Sekyiamah has spent decades talking openly and intimately to African women around the world about sex for her blog, "Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women." For this book she spoke to over 30 African women across the globe while chronicling her own journey toward sexual freedom.

About the Author

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah is a feminist activist, writer and blogger. She is the cofounder of Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women, a website, podcast and festival that publishes and creates content that tells stories of African women's experiences around sex, sexualities, and pleasure. Her writing can also be found in The Guardian, open Democracy, Essence, and elsewhere. She lives in Accra, Ghana.

Publishing Information

Publisher: Astra House
Pub date: 2023-02-07
Length: 320 pages
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