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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Shaping our struggles: Nigerian women in history, culture and social change
Editors:Nnaemeka, ObiomaISNI
Korieh, Chima JacobISNI
City of publisher:Trenton, NJ
Publisher:Africa World Press
ISBN:159221746X; 9781592217465
Geographic term:Nigeria
gender roles
gender relations
social history
Abstract:A critical reconsideration of women's position in Nigeria, with one exception of women remigrated from Brazil, specifically that of Igbo, Yoruba amd Ibibio women, discussed in an Introduction: Long journeys of impediments and triumphs (C.J. Korieh and O. Nnaemeka) and 13 essays in 3 sections. The first section: History, Politics and Society, contains essays on women in Nigerian history (A. Afigbo); the 1914 Ogidi women's market protest or 'Ogidi Palaver' (Igbo; N. Achebe); women in peasant movements in colonial Eastern Nigeria (Igbo; C.J. Korieh); status of women in colonial southeastern Nigeria (Ibibio; V.I. Ekpo); gender relations in southeastern Nigeria c. 1650-1900 (Igbo; R.C. Njoku and T.A. Adams); and Brazilian women in Lagos, 1879-1882 (L.A. Lindsay). Part 2 is about Tradition, Culture and Politics and discusses women in precolonial Yorubaland (B. Adediran and O. Ogen); gender relations in Ibibio traditional organizations (I.F. Abaraonye); and the role of women in precolonial Igbomžna (YorýbŠ; F. Afolayan). Part 3 is entitled Displacement, Development and Empowerment and is composed of 4 essays examining gender ideologies and academic empowerment among the Yoruba (D.K. Flynn); perceptions of abortion among Ekiti Yoruba women (E.P. Renne); female migration, intercultural marriage and regional development (Ibibio women; J.O. Charles); and women in the aftermath of ethnic conflicts, examining the Egbirra-Bassa crisis 1986-2000 (I. Umaru and T.D. Lagi). [ASC Leiden abstract]