Allah Made Us

Allah Made Us

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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 a€˜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 qOutstanding MonographqDancing, informal gift-giving and Bori happened in no particular order, though spirit-possession mostly took place late at night. ... a#39;womena#39;s dancesa#39; [rawar mata] : individual dances, where people wait in line to approach the musicians and dance for ... time; and circular dances, where people stand front to back in a circle , following one another as they dance and walk. ... dances are mostly in their teens or twenties, presumably unmarried, and they are all dressed in basic masculine attireanbsp;...

Title:Allah Made Us
Author:Rudolf Pell Gaudio
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-09-13


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