This volume, which gathers prominent scholars, feminists, womanists, and creative writers from Africa and the African Diaspora, engages with candor and vigor issues and conflicts in feminism and black women studies - feminism and womanism debates, sisterhood and power struggles, research and documentation questions, elite and grass roots women relationship, urban and rural dichotomy, African and the African Diaspora relationship. Focusing on the pluralisms of feminisms, these essays address the conflict between indigenous African feminisms and the radicalism of variants of Western feminism with their emphasis on sexuality and seeming oppositions to motherhood. They collectively argue that the African environment specifically should provide the context for any meaningful analysis of feminisms on the continent.
- Publisher : Africa World Pr (March 1, 1998)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 513 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0865434387
- ISBN-13 : 978-0865434387
- Item Weight : 1.84 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.75 x 1.75 x 9.5 inches