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Osunality, or African Sensuality: Going Beyond Eroticism

Nkiru Nzegwu

Abstract


So what is African sensuality-sexuality as distinct from Western eroticism? What is it before the impact of Western hegemonic influences? This article addresses these questions not just to provide a baseline for analyzing Africas contemporary ideas and attitudes towards sex, and for understanding the different ways of thinking about sexuality within the African spatial universe, but also for revealing the logic of those practices.

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osunality, African sensuality, sexuality, osunic force, eroticism, erotic body, devouring vagina

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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