A grammar of Black masculinity : a body of science / Arthur F. Saint-Aubin -- Somewhere, over the rainbow : Cape Town, South Africa, as a "gay destination" / Glen S. Elder -- Visualizing homosexualities in Africa-Dakan : an interview with filmmaker Mohamed Camara / Beti Ellerson -- Hausa concepts of masculinity and the 'Yan Daudu / Frank A. Salamone -- To be a man : changing constructions of manhood in Drum magazine, 1951-1965 / Lindsay Clowes -- Of masks, mimicry, misogyny, and miscegenation : forging Black South African masculinity in Bloke Modisane's Blame me on history / Meredith Goldsmith -- The troubled masculinities in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous conditions / Kathryn Holland -- (Dis)enabling masculinities : the word and the body, class politics, and male sexuality in El Saadawi's God dies by the Nile / Sally Hayward -- The masculine subject of colonialism : the Egyptian loss of the Sudan / Wilson Chacko Jacob -- Gender and embodiment : expectations of manliness in a Zambian village / Paul Dover -- Poverty, male disempowerment, and male sexuality : rethinking men and masculinities in rural and urban East Africa / Margrethe Silberschmidt -- Violence and the gendered negotiation of masculinity among young Black school boys in South Africa / Deevia Bhana -- "Ugandans," "cats" and others : constructing student masculinities at the University of Botswana / Rob Pattman -- Indentured masculinity in colonial Natal, 1860-1910 / Goolam Vahed -- Men doing "women's work" : masculinity and gender relations among street vendors in Maputo, Mozambique / Victor Agadjanian -- Men, movements, and gender transformation in South Africa / Robert Morrell -- Sexuality, masculinity, and infertility in Egypt : potent troubles in marital and medical encounters / Marcia C. Inhorn
"This volume explores what it means for an African to be masculine and how male identity is shaped by cultural forces. The editors believe that to tackle the important questions in Africa - the many forms of violence (wars, genocides, familial violence, and crime) and the AIDS pandemic - it is necessary to understand how a combination of a colonial past, patriarchal cultural structures, and a variety of religious and knowledge systems creates masculine identities and sexualities. The work done in the book particularly bears in mind how vulnerability and marginalization produce complex forms of male identity. The book is interdisciplinary and is the first in-depth and comprehensive study of African men as a gendered category."--Jacket.