A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Author: Edward Kannyo

Portrait of a group of people dressed in traditional attire from a part of Africa.

The Various Hues and Hemlines of African Women’s Attire

Sub-Saharan Africa itself is very diverse. There are Muslims, Christians and people whose cosmological beliefs and practices hark back to the thousands of years before the arrival of the monotheistic faiths. South Asia has also had some cultural impact, particularly in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. Against this general background, it is not surprising that notions of feminine modesty, which influences the regulation of dress, vary across regions and religious traditions.
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