Wagadu Volume 4: Intersecting Gender and Disability Perspectives in Rethinking Postcolonial Identities

Wagadu Volume 4: Intersecting Gender and Disability Perspectives in Rethinking Postcolonial Identities

by Pushpa Parekh

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Overview

This volume of Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies launches its second printed edition. Wagadu—the Soninke name of the Ghana Empire—controlled the present-day Mali, Mauritania and Senegal and was famous for its prosperity and power from approximately 300-1076 CE. It constituted the bridge between North Africa, the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern worlds and Sub-Saharan Africa. Ghana gave birth to the two most powerful West African Empires: Mali and Songhay. The modern country of Ghana (former British Gold Coast) derives its name from the Ghana Empire. Why Wagadu? Wagadu has come to be the symbol of the sacrifice women continue to make for a better world. Wagadu has become the metaphor for the role of women in the family, community, country, and planet. Duna taka siro no yagare npale The world does not go without women. This volume investigates the intersecting perspectives, grounded in or emanating from theoretical, discursive as well as experiential frameworks and positions specific to gender, disability and postcoloniality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465331601
Publisher: Xlibris US
Publication date: 08/15/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 252
File size: 501 KB

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