Women's Roles in Sub-Saharan Africa

Women's Roles in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Toyin Falola, Nana Akua Amponsah
     
 

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This exhaustive exploration of the sociocultural, political, and economic roles of African women through history demonstrates how African women have shaped—and continue to shape—their societies.

• Describes chronological events in women's lives covering precolonial to postcolonial Africa

• Includes photographs of powerful women in

Overview

This exhaustive exploration of the sociocultural, political, and economic roles of African women through history demonstrates how African women have shaped—and continue to shape—their societies.

• Describes chronological events in women's lives covering precolonial to postcolonial Africa

• Includes photographs of powerful women in colonial Africa; arts such as bead-making, pottery, and basketry; contemporary women in politics; and more

• Lists significant bibliographical materials from historical, anthropological, ethnographical, and sociological sources

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From the Publisher

"In this wide-ranging study, emerging scholar of women's and gender history Amponsah (doctoral student, Univ. of Texas) and prolific UT historian Falola, the author or editor of more than 100 books, explore the complex roles of African women as wives and mothers, religious practitioners, workers and employers, artists and authors, government officials, and consumers and purveyors of education. . . . Summing Up: Recommended." - Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313385445
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Series:
Women's Roles through History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Toyin Falola is Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial professor and a distinguished teaching professor of African history at The University of Texas, Austin, TX.

Nana Akua Amponsah is a PhD candidate of African women's history at The University of Texas, Austin, TX.

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