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Sisterhood, Feminisms and Power in Africa

From Africa to the Diaspora

by Obioma Nnaemeka

  • 114 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Africa World Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sociology,
  • Feminism,
  • Social Science,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • Women,
  • Ethnic Studies - General,
  • Feminism & Feminist Theory,
  • Africa,
  • Congresses,
  • Women, Black

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages513
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8316858M
    ISBN 100865434395
    ISBN 109780865434394

    It takes a strong imagination to see all this as the imposition of Western values. Furthermore, these newly evolved Nigerian feminist movements took part of the continental Pan African feminist movement, where thousands of feminist activists from all over the region were brought together to fight against the Patriarchy. These modes of feminisms share several commonalities. The 11 people sworn in were a part of a group named the sovereign council, in which two of them were women.

    Numerous logical and methodological flaws render this argument risible. The foundation of female relationships is violated by the habitual behavior in that women treat each other with disrespect and cruelty. In the end, she holds that feminism must remain vibrant and open to new meanings. Furthermore, the uniqueness of WIN derives from its consciousness of both class and gender in relation to the struggle for the emancipation of Nigerian women. The AFF published the Charter of the Feminist Principles which serves as an informative guide for African Feminists that clearly states how African feminists define themselves, it delivers the understanding of Feminism and Patriarchy, and amplifies the identity, ethics and proper knowledge of feminist leadership across the continent of Africa. According to Tolagbe Ogunlege"Referring to a man as a male-womanist is not an anomaly or rarity, and bestowing gender-specific title on individuals of the opposite sex has been practiced by Africana peoples for millennia.

    In order for motherism to work, there must be a male-female complementarity that ensures the wholeness of human existence in a balanced ecosystem. Product Description "African women in the cinema" is not a monolithic entity. Nevertheless, Wagadu members feel strongly that feminist theory and practice have gone through important transformations, as the Africana, Latin American, Asian and indigenous feminisms testify. Ancestral reverence is the habitual act of caring for elders, and eventual ancestors, within a community or society.


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Sisterhood, Feminisms and Power in Africa book

The challenge that Hudson-Weems took up in the mid-eighties at The National Council for Black Studies caused a momentary uproar, but very soon, after hearing her present her position that Black women were not feminists, many of her colleagues were quick to reassess their position, saying that they always knew that something was wrong with feminism for them and that it just didn't quite fit.

From its inception, Women in Nigeria sponsored research projects while engaging in policy advocacy and activism that holistically aimed towards enhancing the socioeconomic conditions under which many women in Nigeria experienced.

Currently, white feminism often classifies African women as "women of color," which groups and thereby represses the Feminisms and Power in Africa book woman's historical trajectory and specific experience. Following the national conference, the inauguration of the organization Women in Nigeria WIN presented feminism in its present form - consistent, organized, with clear objectives and ideology.

As their diverse experiences converge under their common interest in cinema, the thread that weaves their voices together is guided by their commitment to visualizing women's stories.

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In the end, she holds that feminism must remain vibrant and open to new meanings. There is, nonetheless, an exciting phenomenon that is emerging. For some people, the term feminism incorrectly came to mean a movement that was anti-male, anti-culture and anti-religion.

ThorntonM. This work may be copied for non-profit educational use if proper credit is given to the author and the list. Christianity, i. It poses challenging questions about the nature of knowledge production, the role of the researcher, and the critical endeavour arising from inter- and post-disciplinarity.

The main demands of the SWU were the emancipation of women, higher status through education, night-schools to teach literacy, equal pay, and fighting against traditionalist practices.

It takes a strong imagination to see all this as the imposition of Western values. Naomi Nkealah writes that African feminism "strives to create a new, liberal, productive and self-reliant African woman within the heterogeneous cultures of Africa.

January, In Nego-feminism, negotiations play the role of giving and taking. Africana womanism fundamental foundation is built on traditional Africana philosophy and values, and Afrocentric theories: [11] Some of the traditional values forefront the role of African mothers as leaders in the struggle to regain, reconstruct, and create a cultural integrity that espouses the ancient Maatic principles of reciprocity, balance, harmony, justice, truth, righteousness, order, and so forth.

Their main concern was to make sure women would marry who they wanted to marry without the expensive dowries Halim The 11 people sworn in were a part of a group named the sovereign council, in which two of them were women.

In recognition of her contribution in several respected fields, Lady Kofoworola was bestowed with many honors. References Butler, Shakti. Self-definition explores gender inequalities and stereotypes in the modern patriarchy.Jan 01,  · The Water Goddess in Igbo Cosmology: Ogbuide of Oguta Lake [Sabine Jell-Bahlsen] on atlasbowling.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

This evocative study of a water Goddess among the Igbo of Lake Oguta in southeastern Nigeria, thoroughly explores the ritualsCited by: 7. STELLA NKOMO: And the other thing I found because when I came to South Africa, and women here started reading it, I think the power of the book is the life story approach because many of the women.

Naomi Nkealah writes that African feminism "strives to create a new, liberal, productive and self-reliant African woman within the heterogeneous cultures of Africa.

Feminisms in Africa, ultimately, aim at modifying culture as it affects women in different societies." At the same time, Africa is not a monolith and so some have critiqued any idea.

Sisterhood, Feminisms and Power in Africa book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This volume, which gathers prominent scholars, f /5(9).

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This course is an advanced introduction to the ways in which feminisms emerged in Africa as a set of Obioma “Mapping African Feminisms” in Obioma Nnaemeka (ed) Sisterhood, Feminisms and Power: From Africa to the Diaspora, Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, Your response should address the book’s core argument, supporting.

(11). obioma Nnaemeka summed up this debate in her introduction to Sisterhood, Feminisms and Power (): Such a contextualization of African feminism argues in effect that African femi - nism is what Western feminism is not.

In other words, that African feminism establishes its identity through its resistance. First, resistance is raised.