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Women Political Leaders in Africa
     

Women Political Leaders in Africa

by Rosemarie Rosemarie Skaine
 

In Africa, women leaders have a strong legacy. Female pharaohs ruled ancient Egypt, queens and queen mothers have reigned throughout contemporary Africa, and women across the continent have led modern liberation movements.

This book's wide-ranging examination of African women leaders focuses especially on women in elected or appointed national government

Overview

In Africa, women leaders have a strong legacy. Female pharaohs ruled ancient Egypt, queens and queen mothers have reigned throughout contemporary Africa, and women across the continent have led modern liberation movements.

This book's wide-ranging examination of African women leaders focuses especially on women in elected or appointed national government positions. The author provides an extensive analysis of the progress made by women leaders in each individual country, as well as an overall analysis of the historical role of women in African governments. In addition, the book offers in-depth profiles of eleven women in high office, including current Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Mozambique prime minister Luisa Diogo. The appendix shows the current number of women in national parliaments worldwide.

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thoroughly researched and comprehensive...highly recommend this work

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786432998
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/08/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Sociologist Rosemarie Skaine lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Her writing interests include families and women's issues.

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