Allah Made Us: Sexual Outlaws in an Islamic African City by Rudolf Pell Gaudio

By Rudolf Pell Gaudio

A wealthy and engrossing account of 'sexual outlaws' within the Hausa-speaking quarter of northern Nigeria, the place Islamic legislations calls for strict separation of the sexes and various principles of habit for girls and males in nearly each side of existence.

  • The first ethnographic research of sexual minorities in Africa, and considered one of only a few works on sexual minorities within the Islamic world
  • Engagingly written, combining leading edge, ethnographic narrative with analyses of sociolinguistic transcripts, ancient texts, and well known media, together with video, movie, newspapers, and song-poetry
  • Analyzes the social reviews and expressive tradition of ‘yan daudu (feminine males in Nigerian Hausaland) when it comes to neighborhood, nationwide, and worldwide debates over gender and sexuality on the flip of the twenty-first century
  • Winner of the 2009 Ruth Benedict Prize within the type of "Outstanding Monograph"

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