Sexual Inversion among the Azande

@article{EvansPritchard2020SexualIA,
  title={Sexual Inversion among the Azande},
  author={Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard},
  journal={Readings in Sexualities from Africa},
  year={2020}
}
Male and female homosexual relationship seems to have been common among the Azande in past times. Between males it was approved of in the bachelor military companies. Between females it is said to have been a frequent, though highly disapproved of, practice in polygamous homes. 

Woman marriage, Africa

Woman marriages have been recorded for over forty societies in Africa. They were contracted either because wealthy or powerful women wanted to establish a compound of their own or because they wanted

Contesting the Sexual: Sexuality in an African Context

Disputes over sexuality are not new to the continent—they began with the colonial and Christianization project. I employ the story of a Zimbabwean lesbian Melissa, and various studies to prove the

Military Male Rape and the Development of Male Homophobia in Judaeo-Christian Culture

ABSTRACT Before Judaeo-Christian culture achieved global dominance, many other historic cultures adapted male bisexuality to enhance social relations. By contrast, Judaeo-Christian culture has

Similar Faces of Same-Sex Sexual Behavior: A Comparative Ethnographical Study in Brazil, Turkey, and Thailand

The quantitative data from this study simply confirms other studies showing commonalities in terms of gender orientation among people who consider itself homosexuals and those who consider themselves heterosexuals using the Kinsey Scale.

Same-Sex Behavior of Heterosexual Men: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

In terms of human sexuality, there are many studies on same-sex behavior and opposite-sex behavior, but both-sex behavior is vastly overlooked. Such bisexual invisibility may be due to the fact that

Witchcraft, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS among the Azande of Sudan

Abstract The Azande of Ezo county, southern Sudan consider HIV/AIDS to be their worst health problem. Although there have been few confirmed cases, there is ongoing migration from neighbouring

Homophobia and the Governance of Sexuality in Uganda: The Concomitant Implications for Forced Migration

Uganda resurfaced in the global headlines at the tail end of 2009, when the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009, which appears to be supported by most Ugandans, was tabled before Parliament. This paper

Phallocentricism, female penile choices, and the use of sex toys in Ghana

Although the penis forms an important aspect of sexual practices, we know little about how women and men construct the penis in relation to sex and gender in Africa. In this exploratory study from

Homosexuality in Tribal Societies

there any societies that do not feel that heterosexual marriage and family-style reproduction must command their members’ primary loyalties? Today a political advocacy segment in the West, styling

Same-Sex Relationships in Yorùbá Culture and Orature

It is argued that the preconceived obscenity of lesbianism and homosexuality among the Yorùbá hinges on the culture of silence within the cultural milieu of the people, and the representation of lesbianist and gay in diverse oral literature, as the repertoire of people's experiences and worldview, rubberstamped its presence and practices in the Yorâbá society.
...

References

SHOWING 1-4 OF 4 REFERENCES

Zande Blood-Brotherhood

Blood-Brotherhood is a pact of alliance formed between two persons by a ritual act in which each swallows the blood of the other. The pact is one of mutual assistance and is backed by powerful

Zande Border Raids

Opening Paragraph The Azande are one of the best-known peoples of Africa. Much was written about them by European travellers in the second half of the last century, and there are books on them by de

Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande

This acknowledged masterpiece has been abridged to make it more accessible to students. In her introduction, Eva Gillies presents the case for the relevance of the book to modern anthropologists.