ISBN: 159221469X

This ground-breaking volume provides scholars with a sustained exploration of human sexuality as an integral part of gender studies. The book s theoretical, interpretative, and analytical approaches document the state of present knowledge on homoeroticism in African literature and film. The editors and eminent contributing scholars to this volume Ada Uzoamaka Azodo, Maureen Ngozi Eke, Christiane P. Makward, Miriam C. Gyimah, Keith M. Harris, and Chukwuma Okoye draw attention to the paucity of homosexuality as an abiding theme in African creative and artistic activities, emphasizing the need to separate sex from gender, investigate the correlation between gender and sex as categories of human identities, and between gender and creative artistic practices. They look at characterization, textual and filmic structure and plot in terms of identification, and this not always traditionally. The contributors raise major questions and also provide background information on the prevailing views on gender and sexuality, differences of viewpoint between literature and film, men and women, males and females, the evolution of human sexuality throughout African history, and what genre and race have got to do with it. This book, therefore, urges the reader to explore how literature and film interact with political, economic, and social life in Africa, and to challenge cultural biases that predominate about Africa and its diaspora the world over.

Product details

  • Publisher : Africa World Press (January 10, 2007)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 159221469X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1592214693
  • Item Weight : 1.03 pounds
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