Before Your Next Sex
Before Your Next Sex is a collection of stories based on the writer’s odd but strangely intriguing experiences while working as a physician in rural clinics in Africa.
Catering mostly to poorly educated patients, he is shocked to discover that most of their health beliefs and practices were rooted in obscure cultural myths that affected their health-seeking behaviors.
Invoking the power of storytelling, an art strongly recognized in the African tradition, the writer paddles from the mundane and ridiculous, to the brutal, and then the unjustifiable, demystifying and debunking fatal myths surrounding these health practices.
More about the author.
Uche Anyanwagu is a Clinical Epidemiologist, and currently a trainee Primary Care Physician. He obtained his Medical Degree in Nigeria before proceeding to the United Kingdom for his postgraduate studies (MSc and PhD) in Epidemiology. While in Nigeria, he worked in various hospitals in the creeks and hinterlands, where he encountered most of the events narrated in this book. In addition to being a creative writer, Uche is a poet and a social critic with three published literary works. He also loves to travel, swim, and play the piano.