Grace, Tenacity and Eloquence

Grace, Tenacity and Eloquence

The struggle for women's rights in Africa
Edited by Patrick Burnett, Shereen Karmali, Firoze Manji


The articles first appeared in the prize-winning weekly electronic newsletter, Pambazuka News. They provide students, activists and others with an easy-to-read introduction to the struggle for women's rights in Africa.

The traditional perception of African women is that they toil day and night amidst grinding poverty while facing harsh cultural, traditional and social prejudices. Yet while it is true that, like elsewhere in the world, African women are not yet equal to men, this is only one part of the story. For in Africa, as the writings in this book show,women are fighting for their rights with grace, tenacity and eloquence.

The contributors describe how they won the cross-continental campaign for a protocol to protect the rights of African women and what still needs to be done to ensure that women enjoy these rights in every country. In a rich variety of articles, they consider topics such as women and conflict, the impact of current US policies on women's health in Africa, women's rights in Islam, and the implications of the Jacob Zuma trial for women in South Africa.

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Title Grace, Tenacity and Eloquence
Subtitle The struggle for women's rights in Africa
Publisher Pambazuka Press
Imprint Fahamu Books
Co-publisher Solidarity for African Women's Rights coalition
BISAC Subject Heading HIS001000 HISTORY / Africa
SOC010000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOC032000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
BIC Subject Heading LAQG Gender & the law
JFSJ Gender studies, gender groups
Audience 01 General / trade
Audience Activists, campaigners, NGO-workers, academics, journalists, commentators
Credit Fahamu Ltd
Title First Published 28 February 2007
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: LAQG      93 Thema subject category: JBSF
Format Paperback
Nb of pages VIII - 232 p.
ISBN-10 0-9545637-2-7
ISBN-13 978-0-9545637-2-1
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9780954563721
Related Formats Electronic version available as GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9780954563769
Publication Date 28 February 2007
Main content page count 232
Front matter page count (Roman) 8
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.9 x 1.3 cm
Weight 363 gr
List Price £14.95
Format PDF
Nb of pages
Product Detail PDF
ISBN-10 0-9545637-6-X
ISBN-13 978-0-9545637-6-9
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9780954563769
Related Formats Epublication based on (print product) GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9780954563721
Publication Date 01 March 2007
Format Multi-item Pack
Nb of pages
Reference no. BUNPDF9780954563721
Weight 363 gr
List Price £23.90

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