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Child Rape in Ghana : Lifting the Veil, Hardback Book

Child Rape in Ghana : Lifting the Veil Hardback

Part of the Critical African Studies in Gender and Sexuality series


This book analyzes the etiology of child rape in Ghana within the framework of rape culture.

By applying feminist perspectives and psychological theories to laws in Ghana to protect children against sexual abuse, this book creates room for both victims and perpetrators to tell their stories while also incorporating the views of the public through a textual analysis of reader comments on child rape in the nation's newspapers.

The presentation of both victims' and perpetrators' perspectives is done with the goal of drawing attention to the pervasiveness of child rape in Ghanaian society and to provide a lens through which we can detect potentially dangerous situations that can lead to child molestation in our homes and communities, revealing lapses in social organization and interactions that make child rape possible.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 206 pages, 9 Tables, unspecified; 1 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Regional studies
  • ISBN: 9781498572873



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