Hungochani: The History of a Dissident Sexuality in Southern Africa

By Marc Epprecht

Within the brilliant tapestry of world queer cultures Africa has lengthy been overlooked or stereotyped. In Hungochani, Marc Epprecht seeks to alter that by way of tracing the background and traditions of homosexuality in southern Africa, smooth homosexual and lesbian identities, and the colourful homosexual rights flow that has emerged because the Nineteen Eighties. He explores the varied methods African cultures generally defined same-sex sexuality and follows the emergence of recent sorts of gender identification and sexuality that developed with the creation of capitalism, colonial rule, and Christian schooling. govt enquiries from the eighteenth century to the current, he strains the advanced origins of homophobia. by means of bringing forth a wealth of proof approximately once-hidden sexual behaviour, Epprecht contributes to the sincere, open dialogue that's urgently wanted within the conflict opposed to HIV/AIDS. Homosexuality - or hungochani because it is understood in Zimbabwe - has been denounced by way of many politicians and church leaders to illustrate of ways Western decadence has corrupted African traditions. besides the fact that, a daring new homosexual rights move has emerged in numerous of the nations of the zone because the Nineteen Eighties, delivering a thrilling new measurement within the extensive fight for human rights and democracy unfolding at the continent.

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