Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah
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About Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah
Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah writes across genres including creative non-fiction, short stories and essays. She is the author of the ‘Sex Lives of African Women’. Her short stories have been published in ‘It Wasn’t Exactly Love’ and ‘The Pot and Other Stories’. The Guardian, open Democracy and Essence have published her articles and opinion editorials.
Nana is the co-founder of Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women, an award-winning website, podcast and festival that publishes and creates content that tell stories of African women’s experiences around sex, sexualities and pleasure.
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'Such a beautiful read, like chatting to a friend over a cuppa. This is the intimate, insightful read that I didn't know I needed. Just brilliant.' Dorothy Koomson
Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah spent decades talking openly and intimately to African women around the world about sex. In this book, she brings together their extraordinary stories, whilst also chronicling her own journey towards sexual freedom.
From finding queer community in Egypt to living a polyamorous life in Senegal to understanding the intersectionality of religion and pleasure in Cameroon, their necessary narratives are individual and illuminating. This stunning collection provides crucial insight into our quest for sexual power and offers all women inspirational examples to live a truly liberated life.
'Touching, joyful, defiant – and honest.' Economist, Books of the Year 2021
'Fascinating.' Bernadine Evaristo
'Honest and moving. A vital treasure.' Bolu Babalola, author of Love in Colour
'Stunning. Essential read! I couldn't put it down.' Nicole Dennis-Benn, bestselling author of Patsy and Here Comes the Sun
'Leaves you feeling deliciously empowered.' Lola Shoneyin, author of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives
'Boundary-breaking, fascinating and deeply affirming.' Otegha Uwagba, author of Little Black Book