African Women Writing Resistance

African Women Writing Resistance

An Anthology of Contemporary Voices
Edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez , Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, Anne Serafin


Confronting entrenched social inequality and inadequate access to resources, women across Africa are working with determination and imagination to improve their material conditions and to blaze a clear path for their daughters and granddaughters. The thirty-one African-born contributors to this book move beyond the linked dichotomies of victim/oppressor and victim/heroine to present their experiences of resistance in full complexity: they are at the forward edge of the tide of women's empowerment that, at the start of the twenty-first century, is moving across the African continent.

Contributions illuminate the effect on women of women's poverty and lack of access to education, health care, credit, and political power; HIV/AIDS; female genital cutting; Sharia law; armed conflict and rape as a weapon of war; displacement and exile; women's oppressions within heterosexual relationships; resistant sexualities; intergenerational conflict and tensions between tradition and modernity.

'This fresh and startling collection of contemporary African women's writing deserves a much wider audience than African or literature or women's studies courses.'

New Internationalist, March 2011 (For full review click on 'press', above)


Title African Women Writing Resistance
Subtitle An Anthology of Contemporary Voices
Edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, Anne Serafin
Publisher Pambazuka Press
Imprint Fahamu Books
Co-publisher University of Wisconsin Press
BISAC Subject Heading HIS001000 HISTORY / Africa
SOC010000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
BIC Subject Heading JPW Political activism
JFFK Feminism & feminist theory
Audience 01 General / trade
Audience Activists, academics, campaigners, NGO-workers, journalists, commentators
Credit Fahamu Ltd
Title First Published 06 January 2011
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: JPW      93 Thema subject category: JBSF11
Includes Bibliography
Format Paperback
Nb of pages XXII - 338 p. Bibliography .
ISBN-10 0-85749-020-6
ISBN-13 978-0-85749-020-9
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9780857490209
Publication Date 06 January 2011
Main content page count 338
Front matter page count (Roman) 22
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.8 x 1.7 cm
Weight 605 gr
List Price £16.95

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