WOMEN, FREEDOM & RESISTANCE

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Queer African Reader
A diverse collection of writing from across the continent exploring African LGBTI liberation: identity, tactics for activism, international solidarity, homophobia and global politics, religion and culture, and intersections with social justice movements.

Shailja Patel, award-winning Kenyan poet and activist, author of Migritude

A richness of voices, a multiplicity of discourses, a quiverful of arguments. African queers writing for each other, theorising ourselves, making our movements visible. This is a book we have hungered for.



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African Sexualities
A Reader
Sylvia Tamale
A groundbreaking book, accessible but scholarly, by African activists. It uses research, life stories and artistic expression to examine dominant and deviant sexualities, and investigate the intersections between sex, power, masculinities and femininities



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African Women Writing Resistance
An Anthology of Contemporary Voices
The African-born contributors 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 moving across Africa.



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At the Heart of Resistance
Made up of footage gathered in Zimbabwe, At The Heart of Resistance captures the spirit of a unique campaigning group – Women of Zimbabwe Arise – whose clarion call is 'The power of love can conquer the love of power'.



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Breathing Life into the African Union Protocol on Women's Rights in Africa
Anne Atieno Amadi, Rita Anyumba, Elize Delport, Amie Joof-Cole, Ibrahima Kane, Karoline Kemp, Sarah Mukasa, Sibongile Ndashe, Mary Rusimbi, Rotimi Sankore, Loga Virahsawmy, Mary Wandia
The groundbreaking protocol on the rights of women in Africa commits the states signing it to eliminating all forms of discrimination against women. This book looks at its provisions and the strategies used to ensure its ratification and implementation.

This title is also available in French



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The Burden of Peace
Women Speak in the Aftermath of Kenya's Post-Election Crisis
Peace has returned to Kenya after the violence that erupted in the wake of the disputed elections in 2007. Yet for many of the country's women – killed or widowed, maimed and gang-raped, displaced and dispossessed – this is not their peace.



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Confronting Female Genital Mutilation
The Role of Youth and ICTs in Changing Africa
Marie-Hélène Mottin-Sylla, Joëlle Palmieri
Report of an innovative project with girls and boys in West Africa to explore how using ICTs might contribute to the rejection of female genital mutilation. It shows how putting young people and gender at the centre of development can produce real change.



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Crossroads
The winner of the 2009 Radio for Peacebuilding Africa Awards, Crossroads is a six-episode serial radio drama exploring issues related to the African Union Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa.



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Gender, violence and conflict
Gender, Violence and Conflict has been produced for the Africa Programme of the University for Peace by Fahamu, with the aim of providing resources on these themes along with special reference to masculinities and war.



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Grace, Tenacity and Eloquence
The struggle for women's rights in Africa
Souad Abdennebi-Abderrahim, Caroline Ageng'o, Jacqueline Asiimwe, Christine Butegwa, Faith Cheruiyot, Elize Delport, Aminata Dieye, Sokari Ekine, Liz Frank, Anne Gathumbi, Irungu Houghton, Ayesha M. Imam, Amie Joof-Cole, A.N. Kithaka, Vanessa Ludwig, Khedija El Madani, Saudatu Mahdi, Monica Mbaru-Mwangi, Sarah Mukasa, Roselynn Musa, Gladys Mutukwa, Nikki Naylor, Janah Ncube, Sibongile Ndashe, Lindiwe Nkutha, Eve Odete, Mohau Pheko, Delphine Serumaga, Yifat Susskind, Maryam Uwais, Lisa VeneKlasen, Emira Woods
The traditional perception of African women toiling in poverty in the face of harsh cultural, traditional and social prejudices is only part of the story. African women write here about how they fight for their rights with grace, tenacity and eloquence.



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