This book examines how socio-political assumptions inform and shape the contestation of sexuality on the African continent. Across Africa, the idea that homosexuality is un-African, un-Christian, un-natural, and un-cultural is now well established. This book analyzes politically- and religiously-inspired protective homophobia within the context of Africa's socioeconomic and political place in the global community. The author builds upon on-the-ground research and his groundbreaking previous studies on the cultural politics of globalization in Africa to present a wide, complex, and interdisciplinary understanding of Africa's sexual politics.
Kapya Kaoma is Visiting Researcher at Boston University, USA. He was the original researcher to expose the ties between US right-wing evangelicals and the anti-LGBTQ legislation in Uganda, and has testified before Congress and the United Nations. He is the author of a number of books, including Globalizing the Culture Wars (2009), Colonizing African Values (2012), and American Culture Warriors in Africa (2014), and appears as an expert voice in the 2013 documentary God Loves Uganda.
1. Is Homosexuality an African or unAfrican Human Rights Issue?.- 2. Contesting the Sexual: Sexuality in an African Context.- 3. Contesting Religion: African Religious Leaders in Sexual Politics .- 4. Contesting Global Culture: Globalization and Sexual Politics in sub-Saharan Africa.- 5. Contesting Identity: Democratic Human Rights and Sexual Politics.- 6. Contesting Sovereignty: Protective homophobia and International Relations.- 7. Contesting the Biblical Adam and Eve Narrative: Jesus on Sexual Diversity.- 8. A Dance of Many Tunes.