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“Among the dancing, singing and sexual gyrations of the Queh Queh ceremony, African Guyanese men and women receive implicit sex education messages. These prescribe, the sexual and social roles of women as wives and culturally acceptable behaviours for these women and their spouses” (Greene, 2005)[1].






Additional refs.:


·        Kempadoo, O. (1998) Buxton Spice. London: Phoenix House






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

Last revised: Dec 2004


[1] Greene, R. (2005) Anywhere Sancho Want Me! Is Queh Queh a Ritual Premarital Ceremony that Perpetuates African Guyanese Women’s Dependency on Men or a Liberating Form of Sex Education? Fifth Annual Gender and Education Conference hosted by CardiffUniversity, 29-31 March, 2005