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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
A rich and engrossing account of 'sexual outlaws' in the Hausa-speaking region
of northern Nigeria, where Islamic law requires strict separation of the sexes
and different rules of behavior for women and men in virtually every facet of
life. The first ethnographic study of sexual minorities in Africa, and one of
very few works on sexual minorities in the Islamic world Engagingly written,
combining innovative, ethnographic narrative with analyses of sociolinguistic
transcripts, historical texts, and popular media, including video, film,
newspapers, and song-poetry Analyzes the social experiences and expressive
culture of ‘yan daudu (feminine men in Nigerian Hausaland) in relation to
local, national, and global debates over gender and sexuality at the turn of
the twenty-first century Winner of the 2009 Ruth Benedict Prize in the category
of "Outstanding Monograph"