Epprecht Upper Middle Class Gay Dating 1 pages, M. Résumés English Français. Kwame believes his mother faces a similar dilemma:. I used to fight with that girl for her doll. In many studies on African men we find that a self-proclaimed fierce hetero sexuality is being rewarded as a symbol of virility, whether sex talk, as a performance, reflects the actual sexual experience of the protagonists or not 7.
For example, in her nuanced study of market literature in Nigeria, Newell 52 discusses the fragility and staged authenticity of African hegemonic masculinity.
Sometimes I would see my mom washing her hair so I would take the shampoo and wash mine. He described himself as a very fragile and emotional child, which infuriated his father when he was around. His discourse suggests that he has internalized the heteronormativity implicit in the Ghanaian duty to marry and produce children.
In his extended ethnographic study of Yan Daudu in the northern part of Nigeria, Gaudio , , also describes a variety of masculinities and effeminacies that diverge from the norm, although they may still mirror the patriarchal system.