Revisiting "Woman-Woman Marriage": Notes on Gikuyu Women

  title={Revisiting "Woman-Woman Marriage": Notes on Gikuyu Women},
  author={W. Njambi and Wairimu Ngaruiya William E O'Brien},
  journal={NWSA Journal},
  pages={1 - 23}
Studies of women who marry women in Africa are relatively few in number and generally dated, with few recent contributors. Based on interviews in central Kenya with Gikuyu women involved in "woman-woman marriages," this study critiques the extant literature, focusing on two key issues. Most authors have perceived narrow conditions and functionalist purposes for explaining woman-woman marriages. Our interviewees typically express complex reasons for marrying women, suggesting that woman-woman… Expand