Marriage Without Sex? Same-Sex Marriages and Female Identity among the Nankani of Northern Ghana

  • Rosemary Amenga-Etego


Marriages, same-sex or otherwise, are undertaken for varied purposes. Yet, like many other African societies, the preservation of lineages has
remained a core factor for contracting marriage among the Nankani of Northern Ghana. Woman to woman marriage among the Nankani is one of the practices set in place to sustain genealogies or the immortality of one's ancestry. 
Regardless of its form or nature, marriage is an important cultural