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1.What do you think is the main point of Sprunk’s article? Use examples to support your point. What impact does the notion of Africanness vs a specific tribe have on the issue of sexuality?
2.Can you compare and contrast Jomo Kenyatta’s sex and marriage norms (from Facing Mt. Kenya, which is based on Gikuyu culture as it existed more than 50 or 60 years ago) to the current norms in contemporary Nairobi as described in the article on sexuality and Africanness? What does “traditional” mean? What is “modern?” Why would an anthropologist put these terms in quotes?
3.This week’s articles, on African sexual identity and African-American sexual identity, may seem very different. What similarities do you find between the two articles?
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