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SHAPING OUR STRUGGLESNigerian Women in History, Culture and Social Change Edited by Obioma Nnaemeka and Chima J. Korieh

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SHAPING OUR STRUGGLESNigerian Women in History, Culture and Social Change Edited by Obioma Nnaemeka and Chima J. Korieh

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Shaping our Struggles Nigerian Women in History, Culture and Social Change provides a critical reconsideration of women’s position in Nigeria by exploring their historical, developmental, and socio-cultural experiences across Nigeria’s cultures. It seeks to draw new attention to still neglected aspects of women’s experiences, while suggesting that a reappraisal of women’s roles as historical actors helps to facilitate a more encompassing rethinking of their place in society and their still underestimated contribution to societal development. Their changing roles, their marginalization at different historical times, and most importantly, their resilience and resistance to the classification of women as the lower class in society is reflected in the diverse and reflective essays presented in this volume.

 

In analyzing a range of materials that testifies to the wide spectrum of women’s experiences in Nigeria, the essays in this collection situate women as a distinct category in society and reflect on the ways women have navigated through the obstacles that have confronted them historically and their extraordinary abilities to assert their autonomy as individuals and as groups. This book contributes to the ongoing exploration of women’s lives and makes a unique contribution to the scholarly investigation of the experiences of women as they negotiate multiple identities and navigate discourses on development and modernity.

 

ABOUT THE EDITORS
Obioma Nnaemeka
is Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor at Indiana University, Indianapolis, where she teaches French, Women’s/Gender Studies and African/African Diaspora Studies. Professor Nnaemeka—a former Rockefeller Humanist-in-Residence at the University of Minnesota—is the President of the Association of African Women Scholars (AAWS). Her numerous books include The Politics of (M)Othering; Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge; Paratext and Author(ity): Agrippa d'Aubigné and the Poetics of Power and Change; and Engendering Human Rights.

 

Chima J. Korieh teaches African History at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He holds a Ph.D. in African History from the University of Toronto, Canada. He has authored many articles and essays in journals, books, and encyclopedia. His edited volumes include Olaudah Equiano and the Igbo World. He is the founder and editor of Mbari: The International Journal of Igbo Studies.



CATEGORY
History, Politics, Women Studies/AFRICA

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