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Title: CONVERGING CONSTRUCTIONS: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON SEXUALITY AND FEMINISM IN POST COLONIAL AFRICA
Authors: ANIEKWU, NKOLIKA IJEOMA
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: African Sociological Review, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
Series/Report no.: 10, 1;143 – 161
Abstract: In recent times, there have been emerging issues on the relevance of the feminist movement in sub Saharan Africa and the theoretical reconceptualisations that have arisen in response to the discourses on rights, sexuality, roles and identities in the region. Studies have shown that unique factors have a direct bearing on the situation of African women, especially those in postcolonial territories, and that feminist actions in the region are influenced by constructions of statehood, culture, religion, politics and ethnicity. Theoreticaldevelopments relating to the public/private divide in civil societies provide further contexts in which to analyze African responses to gender issues, feminism and sexuality. This paper analyses the feminist movement(s) in postcolonial Africa as seen from the gendered lens of an African woman. It is a historical perspective of the impact of Western ideologies in the South, and the colonial dimensions and consequences of these flows on women, rights, identities and roles.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/909
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