2013 • $28.00 • 212 pp • paper
Perspectives on Feminism from Africa provides a platform for academic researchers working on different aspects of women and gender studies to capture diverse expressions of women's inexorable thirst for empowerment and their struggles to overcome stereotypes and discrimination whether early in life, during adolescent years, or in the twilight of their existence. Reproductive rights and human trafficking are discussed, as is new internet technology.
Of course, the tempo of change has forced women to re-strategize in response to new challenges of social existence. Without exceptions, the chapters convey convincing empirical data in support of women's relentless struggle for social inclusion and effective participation in all spheres of life on the African continent. There cannot be a better way of expressing women's determination to alter the balance of power in their favor. The simultaneous operation of these forces of change through feminism is certainly good for balanced and sustainable human development.
This book is part of the African World Series, edited by Toyin Falola, Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, University of Texas at Austin.
"Perspectives' primary strength is its careful demonstration that women's agency is indispensable to sustainable development in Nigeria. From the introduction to conclusion, 'Lai Olurode highlights research on the discrimination against women in social, economic, political, and health systems in Nigeria." — ỌFỌ: Journal of Transatlantic Studies