Ghanaian writer Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah of Sex Lives of African Women fame recently signed the dotted lines for book #2 with Dialogue Books. Titled We Need to Talk About Sex, the book explores indigenous African knowledge about sex for what it offers the contemporary African woman.
Set to publish in 2025, Sekyiamah’s new book is bound to be a scintillating read! The book consists of both her personal life lessons and anecdotes along with research insights, conversations with sex-positive African feminists, and information from her sexual freedom workshops series.
Read the publisher’s synopsis below:
We Need to Talk About Sex also excavates and reclaims traditional African sexual knowledge and practices in ways that can serve the contemporary African woman. Nana recounts conversations with women who hold responsibilities for organising traditional practices such as the “dipo puberty rites” in Ghana and the Sengas (traditional marriage counsellors) in Uganda. And each chapter of the book ends with a bulleted list of journal prompts, and exercises that you can do on their own to find your own way towards sexual liberation.
Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah is a Ghanaian writer and blogger. She is the co-founder of the sex-positive feminist blog “Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women” and has published the anthology The Sex Lives of African Women (2021). Sekyiamah was also on the BBC’s 100 Women list for 2022 for her inspiring and influential work.
Sekyiamah commented on her new book and shared her enthusiasm about the upcoming release:
I am so excited to be working on this new book. In many ways it represents Sankofa — an opportunity to explore indigenous African knowledge around sex and sexualities, and what lessons and practices these hold for our contemporary times. Part of my process for this book involves holding collective workshops and conversations in community, and this journey of learning has already been so enjoyable and rewarding in and of itself.
Congrats to Sekyiamah! Stay tuned for more details.