By Sylvia Tamale
A groundbreaking e-book, available yet scholarly, by means of African activists. It uses research, lifestyles tales, and inventive expression—including essays, case experiences, poetry, information clips, songs, fiction, memoirs, letters, interviews, brief movie scripts, and photographs—to learn dominant and deviant sexualities and examine the intersections among intercourse, strength, masculinities, and femininities. It also opens an area, really for teenagers, to contemplate African sexualities in numerous methods.
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People do these things in order to change him into a very fierce person, different from others. He is like another person. He has only the intention to think about imbalu. He feels that his body is cold and so these things show him fierceness. ’ And when he jumps high and low with vigour it shows that he is really fierce. You go to war and fight 23 THE MAKING OF MEN with all your strength. You must make yourself see that you have enough strength to overcome another man’s strength. So these things are like being prepared for war.
An example, in this case reported in a regional English paper, is the brief account of abseiling exercises by sixteen-year-old army recruits. The major in charge explained that the exercises were very good for building up a young soldier’s character, ‘They’ve got to overcome their fear and it’s very important for a soldier to know that he can conquer his fear’. These exercises started with 100foot drops and ended with the ‘death slide’, a drop over a precipice into a river, hitting it at a speed of thirty miles per hour.
Moreover, where previously lirima has been described in conjunction with the emotions, it now seems more appropriate to see it as a type of ‘power’ or an aspect of creative energy. Indeed, through its association with fermentation, it is presented as one of the creative processes in the cosmos, on a par with human procreation. The model used by the Gisu to understand human fertility is not taken from analogy with seeds and vegetable fertility but is rather the process of fermentation. In procreation it is believed that the ‘white blood’ (semen) of a man mixes together with the ‘red blood’ (placental) of a woman to form a child.
African Sexualities: A Reader by Sylvia Tamale