The Sex Lives of African Women
A DOROTHY KOOMSON BOOK OF THE YEAR
AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR
'Such a beautiful read, like chatting to a friend over a cuppa. This is the intimate, insightful read that I didn't know I needed. Just brilliant.' Dorothy Koomson
Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah spent decades talking openly and intimately to African women around the world about sex. In this book, she brings together their extraordinary stories, whilst also chronicling her own journey towards sexual freedom.
From finding queer community in Egypt to living a polyamorous life in Senegal to understanding the intersectionality of religion and pleasure in Cameroon, their necessary narratives are individual and illuminating. This stunning collection provides crucial insight into our quest for sexual power and offers all women inspirational examples to live a truly liberated life.
' Touching , joyful , defiant - and honest.' Economist , Books of the Year 2021
' Fascinating .' Bernadine Evaristo
'Honest and moving . A vital treasure .' Bolu Babalola, author of Love in Colour
'Stunning. Essential read! I couldn't put it down .' Nicole Dennis-Benn, bestselling author of Patsy and Here Comes the Sun
'Leaves you feeling deliciously empowered .' Lola Shoneyin, author of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives
'Boundary-breaking, fascinating and deeply affirming.' Otegha Uwagba, author of Little Black Book
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