By Rudolf Pell Gaudio

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

  • The first ethnographic learn of sexual minorities in Africa, and one in every of only a few works on sexual minorities within the Islamic world
  • Engagingly written, combining leading edge, ethnographic narrative with analyses of sociolinguistic transcripts, historic 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) with regards to neighborhood, nationwide, and international 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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