By Rudolf Pell Gaudio
A wealthy and engrossing account of 'sexual outlaws' within the Hausa-speaking zone of northern Nigeria, the place Islamic legislation calls for strict separation of the sexes and assorted principles of habit for girls and males in nearly each aspect of life.
the 1st ethnographic examine of sexual minorities in Africa, and one in every of only a few works on sexual minorities within the Islamic world
Engagingly written, combining cutting edge, ethnographic narrative with analyses of sociolinguistic transcripts, old texts, and renowned media, together with video, movie, newspapers, and song-poetry
Analyzes the social reviews and expressive tradition of 'yan daudu (feminine males in Nigerian Hausaland) in terms of neighborhood, nationwide, and worldwide debates over gender and sexuality on the flip of the twenty-first century
Winner of the 2009 Ruth Benedict Prize within the type of "Outstanding Monograph"
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Allah Made Us: Sexual Outlaws in an Islamic African City by Rudolf Pell Gaudio