“We Fit in the Society by Force”: Sex Work and Feminism in Africa

  title={“We Fit in the Society by Force”: Sex Work and Feminism in Africa},
  author={Ntokozo Yingwana},
  journal={Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism},
  pages={279 - 295}
  • Ntokozo Yingwana
  • Published 1 November 2018
  • Sociology
  • Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism
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