Allah made us / Allah nous a fait commeca
Allah nous a fait
Au Niger, un pays de desert entre l'Algerie et le Nigeria il existe une communaute d'hommes effémines appelee "yan Daudu", litteralement "ceux qui aiment s habiller chez les femmes." La particularite de Yan Daudu est qu'ils ont toujours existes dans une societe musulmane et peuvent etre a la fois homosexuel et heterosexuel.
Allah made us
In Niger, a country with half desert between Algeria and Nigeria north to south, there is a community of effeminate men called "yan Daudu", literally "those who love to dress in women."
The peculiarity of Yan Daudu is that they have always existed in a Muslim society and can be both homosexual and heterosexual.
Yan Daudu evolved in Hausa society, a very present ethnic group in southern Niger.
Traditionally, these transvestites are a caste of artists who put
the embiance at parties, weddings and have a matchmaker role between men and women.
According to Rudolf Pell Gaudio, author of a book on the role of Yan Daudu in Muslim society, freedom of manners is used to eliminate the frustrations and also to ensure that the first duty of the son is full of perpetuating the generation . So long as the Daudu yan are also fathers, their extravagances are tolerated. However, with the rise of Islamism and a certain machismo yan Daudu are beginning to be persecuted and often must remain under the protective cup women.
How do they survive without hiding? Their look is it just a fad or an affirmation of homosexuality? These questions reignite debate as homosexuality, hitherto tolerated, is repressed over more violently in all African countries.