Ukamaka Olisakwe; Or, Ngalakwesili Profile picture
Author of OGADINMA✨Founder/Editor-in-Chief: @iselemagazine @thebodyconvo✨Words: Granta, NYT, Catapult, Longreads, Google Arts & Culture, etc. ✨PhDing
Nov 25, 2021
I've been following the theme of sexual deviancy rampant in early modern European narratives that contributed to the racist discourse about West Africa. They said we had no morals, were fucking whomever we wanted, and that our idea of marriage was too transactional. Sir John Mandeville said that "in Ethiopia and in many other countries [in Africa] the folk lie all naked . . . and the women have no shame of the men.”
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