Sexuality in Folklore in a Nigerian Society



This article probes the place of sexuality in Anang culture as mirrored through folktales, drama, and observation of real behavior. The authors show that the “fit” between real culture and folklore is almost perfect in the area of sexuality. Important also is the ability of the authors to show the usefulness of folklore analysis to ethnographic research and to share important data from a segment of human social life that is not often made available.