Growing Up Sexually





Index AfricaZaire Bwela

Also: Congo

Featured: Mbo, Bwela, Ngwana, Mukete, Basoko, Bahemba, Azande

, Bakongo, Bakwa-Luntu, Tetela, Muyaka, Alur, Baluba, Baushi, Wagenia



Sexual education takes place within the context of the initiation rite called enjáni, carried out by the njáni, when girls have had, or are about to have, their menarche (Monongo and Akanga, 1987)[1].










Janssen, D. F., Growing Up Sexually. VolumeI. World Reference Atlas. 0.2 ed. 2004. Berlin: Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology

Last revised: Sept 2004


[1] Monongo, E. & Akanga, Ng. (1987) L’éducation sexuelle chez les Bwela, Ann Aequatoria 8:131-41