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Feminism in Africa



The Association of African Women Scholars (AAWS) announced the availability of the 10-volume proceedings fo trhe first international conference on Women in Africa and the African Diaspora (WAAD) for individual and library purchase. For details on the contents of the volumes, please visit the AAWS website here.

Internet Sites:

You can reach the African Books Collective, Ltd. here.

There is a wealth of information available on the "Strategic Action Issue Area: African Women's Rights" webpage, located here.

The Communication Programme for Women, which is part of ENDA-SYNFEV, can be reached here.

The Organization of Women Writers of Africa website can be reached here.

The African Women and Economic Development website is located here.

The Female Genital Mutilation Fact Sheet is available here.

RAINBO (Research, Action and Information Network for Bodily Integrity of Women) can be reached here.

You can reach the Association of African Women Scholars (AAWS) here.

The Gender Studies of Africa page is located here.

The African Writers: Voices of Change page can be reached here.

You can reach the bilingual (English-French) website: African Literature by Women here.


      This page provides a bibliography and internet links for African feminism in general. For specific countries in the African continent, click here.


      Coquery-Vidrovitch, Catherine. African Women: A Modern History. 1997.

      D'Almeida, Irene Assiba. Francophone African Women Writers: Destroying the Emptiness of Silence. Univ. Press of Florida, 1994.

      Davison, Jean. Gender, Lineage, and Ethnicity in Southern Africa. 1996.

      Grosz-Ngate and Omari Kokole, ed. Gendered Encounters: Challenging Cultural Boundaries and Social Hierarchies in Africa. Routledge, 1996

      Harrow, Kenneth W., ed. African Cinema: Postcolonial and Feminist Readings. Red Sea Press, 1998.

      James, Valentine Udoh and James Etim, ed. The Feminization of Development Processes in Africa. Praeger Pub., 1999.

      Mikell, Gwendolyne, ed. African Feminism: The Politics of Survival in Sub-Saharan Africa. Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.

      Newell, Stephanie, ed. Writing African Women: Gender, Popular Cultures and Literature in West Africa. 1997.

      Nnaemeka, Obioma, ed. The Politics of (M)Othering: Womanhood, Identity, and Resistance in African Literature. Routledge, 1997.

      Nnaemeka, Obioma, ed. Sisterhood, Feminisms, and Power: From Africa to the Diaspora Red Sea Press, 1998.

      Scott, Eryn. "Differences and Intersections Between Feminism in Africa and Feminism in the United States." Sister (1995-96). You can read this article here.

      Sheldon, Kathleen, ed. Courtyards, Markets, City Streets: Urban Women in Africa. 1996.

      Staudt, Kathleen, Jane Parpart and Lynne Rienner, ed. Women and the State in Africa. 1989.

      Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn and Andrea Benton Rushing, ed. Women in Africa and the African Diaspora. Howard Univ. Press, 1996.

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