Abstract The spectre of cultural and religious relativism has dogged African women’s rights activists for decades, particularly in the area of sexual and reproductive human rights. In Uganda, such debates and tensions were manifest in the rapid successive passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, the Anti-Pornography Act and the HIV Prevention & Control Act. A policy […]
Sexuality in Africa
Journal of Theology for Southern Africa (155)
Special Issue, July 2016
The KwaZulu-Natal Declaration of the First African Scholars’ Consultation on Human Sexuality, Religion and Equality, August 31, 2014.
Introduction: Dr. Michael Adee
The History of this Special Issue: A Journey of Solidarity.
Introduction: Dr. Kapya Kaoma
“I Say, We must Talk, Talk, Mama!” Introducing African Voices on Religion, Ubuntu and Sexual Diversity
To FannyAnn Eddy, David Kato, Eric Lembeme, Eudy Simlane, Maurice Mjomba, Duduzile Zozo, Patricia Mashigo, Madieye Diallo, and all fallen sexual minorities, their names to us, unknown.
Abstract This article examines the role of religious actors in the emergence of sexual politics in Cameroon. Apart from arguing that the Catholic Archbishop Victor T. Mbakot, Cardinal Christian W. Tumi, and the private media were the key actors in the public debate of homosexuality, the article argues that their actions created the moral sexual […]
This is my story, I have longed to tell, To all those who are willing to listen, To help me find my way! This is my story, the hidden secret of life, Which mama Africa ought to hear, Treat all women, with respect, dignity and justice. This is my story I can only tell, One […]
My point is, and I think it is a very anthropological one, our real enlightenment lies not in the application of imageless ideas exported from the West, but in beginning with African images and by careful method learning what they imply—what is embedded in them. Fernandez 2 All politics are about stories and imagination. Stories […]
Abstract The article seeks to situate issues of sexuality and gender orientation in an ecological perspective. It is well known that most plant species are not two-gendered, although a few trees are like the human species: male, female and intersex. Some animal species, such as snails, are fully intersex. Moreover, over 450 animal species have […]
Abstract This article explores the silence associated with sexuality in Africa. Aside from examining the false premise that homosexuality is un-African and un-Christian, this article argues that sexuality in Africa was not only socially controlled, but also carried socio-ethical and sacred overtones. Against the belief that sexuality in Africa exists in silence, the essay contends […]