: Sekyiamah (N.)

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292pp., paperback, London, 2021


"Here is a book like none you will have read before. It draws on interviews conducted over six years ... with more than 30 black and Afro-descendant contributors from across the African continent and its global diaspora in Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean. It both documents and legitimises the desires and sexuality of African women, beyond every conceivable stereotype, in three sections: self-discovery, freedom and healing ... No topic is off limits as these conversations reveal and explore similarities and differences, about questioning societal norms, religious edicts, confronting the trauma of sexual abuse and searching for new narratives and identities on the path towards wholeness." Margaret Busby, Guardian

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah is a feminist activist and writer She is the co-founder of Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women, a blog that focuses on African women, sex and sexualities. She works as director of communications and tactics for  the Association for Women's Rights in Development. She lives in Accra, Ghana.