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Title:Feminism and pan-Africanism
Editors:Mama, AminaISNI
Abbas, HakimaISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:Feminist Africa (ISSN 1726-460X)
Issue:19
Pages:129
Language:English
City:Rondebosch
Publisher:African Gender Institute
Geographic terms:Africa
Uganda
Guinea-Bissau
Sudan
Caribbean
Subjects:pan-Africanism
feminism
women's organizations
LGBT
Link:http://www.agi.ac.za/agi/feminist-africa/19/
Abstract:The development trajectory in Africa is sometimes characterised by economists as 'growth without development', meaning that social injustices and inequalities, among them those based on gender and sexuality, deepen while GDPs grow. Issues 19 and 20 of Feminist Africa ask how a radical pan-African engagement can contribute to the transformation of systemic oppressions, including those based on gender, which continue to sustain the under-development of a resource-rich African continent. They consider which pan-Africanist legacies are being invoked by governments, civil society organisations and social movements, to ask whose interests these invocations are serving. Contributors to this issue discuss women's contributions to pan-Africanist movements, exploring past and present engagements between feminist and pan-Africanist discourses to offer a variety of insights. Contributions included: African feminism in the 21st Century: a reflection on Uganda's victories, battles and reversals (by Josephine Ahikire); Promise and betrayal: women fighters and national liberation in Guinea Bissau (Aliou Ly); Reflections on the Sudanese women's movement (Amira Osman); The first Mrs Garvey and others: pan-Africanism and feminism in the early 20th century British colonial Caribbean (Rhoda Reddock); Pan-Africanism, transnational black feminism and the limits of culturalist analyses in African gender discourses (Carole Boyce Davies); Being pan-African: a continental research agenda (Dzodzi Tsikata); Unnatural and Un-African: contesting queer-phobia by Africa's political leadership (Kenne Mwikya). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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