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Title:Women's activism in Africa: struggles for rights and representation
Editors:Badri, BalghisISNI
Tripp, Aili MariISNI
Year:2017
Pages:250
Language:English
City:London
Publisher:Zed Books
ISBN:1783609095; 9781783609093; 1783609087; 9781783609086; 9781783609109; 9781783609116; 9781783609123
Geographic terms:Africa
Sierra Leone
Ghana
Tunisia
Morocco
Sudan
Tanzania
Kenya
South Africa
Subjects:women's organizations
feminism
women's rights
market women
women writers
Abstract:This collective volume offers an overview of women's movements in contemporary Africa, bringing together authors who are themselves part of these activist groups. It offers case studies from Sierra Leone, Ghana, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan, Tanzania, Kenya, and South Africa. Contents: African influences on global women's rights: an overview (Aili Mari Tripp and Balghis Badri); The evolution of the women's movement in Sierra Leone (Nana Claris Efua Pratt); Market women's associations in Ghana (Akua Opokua Britwum and Angela Dziedzom Akorsu); Tunisian women's literature of denunciation (Lilia Labidi); The Moroccan feminist movement (1946-2014) (Fatima Sadiqi); Women's rights and the women's movement in Sudan (1952-2014) (Samia al Nagar and Liv Tønnessen); The women's movement in Tanzania (Aili Mari Tripp); The women's movement in Kenya (Regina G. Mwatha); Women organising for liberation in South Africa (Sheila Meintjes); African women activists: contributions and challenges ahead (Balghis Badri). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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