Growing Up Sexually





Index AfricaGhana Kokomba

(Thsi-Speakers, Tallensi, Akan / Ashanti, Fanti, Kokomba, (S)Isala, Ga, Ewe, Vagla, Krobo


According to Tait (1961)[1], a girl is betrothed to a man of more than twenty years of age (p108), sometimes to an elder who may give her away for marriage (p84). Boys carry on love affairs from adolescence onward, girls have full sexual freedom until marriage (p96).










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] Tait, D. (1961) The Konkomba of Northern Ghana. London [etc.]: OxfordUniversity Press