By Rudolf Pell Gaudio

ISBN-10: 1405152516

ISBN-13: 9781405152518

ISBN-10: 1405152524

ISBN-13: 9781405152525

A wealthy and engrossing account of 'sexual outlaws' within the Hausa-speaking area of northern Nigeria, the place Islamic legislations calls for strict separation of the sexes and assorted ideas of habit for ladies and males in almost each part of existence.

  • The first ethnographic examine of sexual minorities in Africa, and one in all only a few works on sexual minorities within the Islamic world
  • Engagingly written, combining cutting edge, ethnographic narrative with analyses of sociolinguistic transcripts, old texts, and well known media, together with video, movie, newspapers, and song-poetry
  • Analyzes the social reports and expressive tradition of ‘yan daudu (feminine males in Nigerian Hausaland) when it comes to neighborhood, nationwide, and worldwide debates over gender and sexuality on the flip of the twenty-first century
  • Winner of the 2009 Ruth Benedict Prize within the class of "Outstanding Monograph"

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