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A conversation starter like Three Women but centering the experiences of women of color: a mellifluous chorus celebrating the liberation, individuality, and joy of African women's multifaceted sexuality.

Thanks to her blog, Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah has spent decades talking openly and intimately to African women around the world about sex. For this book, she spoke to more than 30 African women across the globe while chronicling her own journey toward sexual freedom. 

We meet Yami, a pansexual Canadian of Malawian heritage, who describes negotiating the line between family dynamics and sexuality. There’s Esther, a cisgendered hetero woman studying in America, by way of Cameroon and Kenya, who talks of how a childhood rape has made her rebellious and estranged from her missionary parents. And Tsitsi, an HIV-positive Zimbabwean woman who is raising a healthy, HIV-free baby.

Across a queer community in Egypt, polyamorous life in Senegal, and a reflection on the intersection of religion and pleasure in Cameroon, Sekyiamah explores the many layers of love and desire, its expression, and how it forms who we are.

In this confessional book, women control their own bodies and pleasure and assert their sexual power. Capturing the rich tapestry of sex positivity, The Sex Lives of African Women is a singular and subversive book that celebrates the liberation, individuality, and joy of African women's multifaceted sexuality.

©2022 Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing
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A must listen

These stories will make you laugh, cry, want to turn it off and even reminisce. This is so wonderfully read and the lives experiences are so real.

It was also educational and makes me hope for a better tomorrow where every woman comes to know her own body without having to experience physical, mental or spiritual pain.

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Great book. Great narration. I enjoyed every little bit of it.

Such compelling stories and relatable. I didn’t want the stories to end. I loved how the. Writer humanized every woman that told her story. Highly recommending this book to everyone , irrespective of race and gender.

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I learned alot

I loved it it was relatable as an African woman, thanks for this great piece

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Eye-opening!

It was wonderful and empowering to hear such a diverse selection of stories from women all over, however I was distracted by some of the accents and mispronounciations by the actors. I wish the casting were different to help really put me in the space.