To Live Freely in This World is the first book to tell the story of the brave activists at the beating heart of the sex workers’ rights movement in Africa—the newest and most vibrant face of the global sex workers’ rights struggle.

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According to the 22-year-old victim, she was at a nightclub when she met the rape suspect, who is identified only as "Justin" in the warrant application (the man is reportedly an acquaintance of a male cast member named Randy).

The woman said that Justin offered her a beverage, but after finishing the drink, "she blacked out and woke up the following morning..the guest bedroom on the set of MTV's Real World." When she awoke, the woman was disoriented, had trouble talking, and realized that "someone had had sex with her while she was unconscious." She also noted that an MTV camera crew was filming her at the time she awoke.

Instead, they arranged a AM telephonic application for a search warrant.

That government request was granted by a Superior Court judge who allowed an immediate raid on the "Real World" house, where police seized bed sheets, pillowcases, towels, couch cushions, videotapes, computers, and other possible evidence.

A different economy of attention operates in , a collection of 18 essays on the program just published by Duke University Press.

It’s not just a matter of the editors and contributors all being academics, hence presumably a different sort of cultural consumer from that of the average viewer. Serialized narrative has to generate in its audience the desire for an answer to a single, crucial question: “And then what happens?

Based on original fieldwork in seven African countries, including Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda, Chi Adanna Mgbako draws on extensive interviews with over 160 African female and male (cisgender and transgender) sex worker activists, and weaves their voices and experiences into a fascinating, richly-detailed, and powerful examination of the history and continuing activism of this young movement.

An engagingly written account of sex worker activism over the last decade or so, with a focus on the present, in eight different African countries.

Despite the prevalence of sex work in Africa, there isn't much that seems to have been written, and this book covers a lot of the gaps.