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This exhaustive exploration of the sociocultural, political, and economic roles of African women through history demonstrates how African women have shapedand continue to shapetheir 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
About 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.