African Sexualities: A Reader with Author Dr. Sylvia Tamale

TransAfrica, Institute for Policy Studies, Africa Action, Africa Diaspora for Change, Priority Africa Network, Just Associates, Diaspora Africa Women's Network (DAWN), Teaching for Change, and Pambazuka Press present

Author Event and Book Signing of African Sexualities: A Reader 

Come to this rare and frank discussion on the intersections between sex, power, masculinity, and femininity.

Friday, November 18, 2011 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 

Across the African continent, false claims that homosexuality is “un-African” fuel violence and discrimination against LGBTI individuals for their sexual orientation and gender identity. Attend this frank discussion and book signing, with Dr. Sylvia Tamale. This groundbreaking volume African Sexualities: A Reader, the first of its kind written by African activists themselves, aims to inspire a new generation of students and teachers to study, reflect and gain fresh and critical insights into the complex issues of gender and sexuality. It opens a space – particularly for young people – to think about African sexualities in different ways.

Dr. Sylvia Tamale is a Ugandan feminist lawyer and former Dean of Law at Makerere University in Uganda. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Makerere University, a Masters from Harvard Law School and a PhD in Sociology and Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Tamale founded and serves as coordinator of the Law, Gender & Sexuality Research Project, and was also instrumental in introducing the Policy on Sexual Harassment at Makerere University.

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