“It's a Silent Trade”: Female Same-Sex Intimacies in Post-Colonial Ghana

@inproceedings{Dankwa2009ItsAS,
  title={“It's a Silent Trade”: Female Same-Sex Intimacies in Post-Colonial Ghana},
  author={Serena Owusua Dankwa},
  year={2009}
}
While in many places same-sex cultures revolve around politically charged subcultural understandings, this paper explores conceptualizations of female same-sex desire beyond constructions of lesbian identity. It looks at a set of practices forged by women who are involved in intimate same-sex relationships in southern Ghana and examines how their self-understandings resist and intersect with the derogatory media representations that frame them. A key term to these representations is the term… CONTINUE READING

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