Book Review: The Sex Lives Of African Women By Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah

This book was read and reviewed by Aisha Musa, a regular contributor on “The RovingBookwormNG Blog”.

‘The Sex Life of African Women’ is an anthology of 32 Stories. The stories are segmented into 3 broad categories Self Discovery, Freedom and Healing. It was an educative read for me with a diverse spectrum of sexuality covered in the book. I like the fact that the stories were not overly explicit so it was easy to read through all. I think for me it was much more than sex since it covered the different struggles African women face with finding love and coming into a space of self awareness.

As an African and a Muslim woman, sex is not usually a topic people want to discuss openly. The boldness and courage to be this open about their personal stories intrigued me but I struggled with some of the ideologies covered. Although the stories were well written and highly informative it’s not one of those books I would re-read. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in educating themselves more on issues around sexually and self awareness.

Rating: 4 Stars

Published: July 22nd 2021 by Dialogue Books

Pages: 304

Genre: Non Fiction


The Author

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah is a Ghanaian feminist writer and blogger. … Sekyiamah is the Director for Communications manager at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development and a member of the Black Feminism Forum Working Group which organised the historic first Black Feminist Forum in Bahia, Brazil.

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