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(Online) Breaking the Silence on Sex with Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah

Tue 14 February 2023 @ 19 h 30 - 20 h 30

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From secret desires and multiple partners to trauma and damage wrought by racist, patriarchal societies, author and activist Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah breaks the silence on sexuality.

In groundbreaking work The Sex Lives of African Women, author and activist Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah does away with imposed silences and cultural taboos to investigate identity, gender, and expression through sex. Assembling interviews with Black and Afro-descendant women from a wide age range and over thirty countries, Sekyiamah shows that there is no univocal way to experience desire, intimacy, and love. From unabashed kinks to systemic abuse, she casts an unflinching eye upon the part of adult life least discussed publicly. Creating a space for women to put these experiences into words, Sekyiamah charts a path toward self-discovery and sexual freedom. Written through openness and with empathy, the work celebrates African female sexuality in all of its multiplicities.

About the speaker:

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah is the author of The Sex Lives of African Women (2021), listed by the Economist as a best book of the year and given a starred review in Publishers Weekly. She is also co-founder of Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women, a website, podcast and festival that publishes and creates content that tells stories of African women’s experiences around sex, sexualities, and pleasure. She was cited by the BBC in its list of 100 inspirational and influential women from around the world in 2022.

Important information: This event is online. Attendees will receive a Zoom link upon registration. Participants will be able to pose questions through the Zoom chat function.

This event requires advance registration.

Evenings with an Author are free and open to the public (with a 10€ suggested donation)
thanks to the generous support of Gregory Annenberg Weingarten of GRoW @ Annenberg.


Tue 14 February 2023
19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min
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(Online) Breaking the Silence on Sex with Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah
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