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dynamics of African feminism

Susan Arndt

dynamics of African feminism

defining and classifying African-feminist literatures

by Susan Arndt

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Published by Africa World Press in Trenton, NJ .
Written in English


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StatementSusan Arndt ; translated by Isabel Cole
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LC ClassificationsPL
The Physical Object
Pagination234 p. ;
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22529844M
ISBN 100865438986

Black American Feminism Web site, where one will find an extensive bibliography of Black American Feminist writings from across the disciplines, dating back to the nineteenth century when African American women like Maria Stewart, Anna Julia Cooper and Sojourner Truth challenged the conventions and mores of their era to speak publicly against slavery and in . The issue of African feminism is of great importance to African women, not only with regards to their identities, but also as it relates to the issues that affect them and their role in the feminist movement. The assumption, however, that there is one simple African feminism is problematic and necessitates a precise definition, but African feminism is not a clear cut concept that can .

Grassroots African Feminism – The grassroots and development focused postcolonial African feminism largely emerges in the s and s especially after the landmark UN decade for women – which resulted in a lot of coalition building as well as funding for feminist activism and scholarship across the continent and diaspora. It.   To be feminist in Africa is to be at a crossroads. It is to stand for women and their humanity in a deeply patriarchal society, where empowerment of women is thought of as un-African or : Maeve Shearlaw.

Feminist Africa provides a forum for progressive, cutting-edge gender research and feminist dialogue focused on the continent. By prioritising intellectual rigor, the journal seeks to challenge the technocratic fragmentation resulting from donor-driven and narrowly developmentalist work on gender in Africa. Feminist Africa is a continental gender studies journal produced by the community of feminist scholars. It provides a platform for intellectual and activist research, dialogue and strategy. Feminist Africa attends to the complex and diverse dynamics of creativity and resistance that have emerged in postcolonial Africa, andFile Size: KB.


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She currently teaches at the Department of African Studies at Humboldt University. The author of African Women's Literature, Orality and Intertextuality, she has also wrttien numerous articles on African women's and Nigerian by: Taking into account African-feminist literatures' heterogeneity as well, she uses a classification model to discuss and group it.

Arndt distinguishes three main currents of feminism: reformist, transformative and radical African-feminist literatures. The workability of this classification model is put to the test, /5(7). The Hardcover of the The Dynamics of African Feminism: Defining and Classifying African-Feminist Literatures by Susan Arndt at Barnes & : Extrait de la couverture: "There is hardly a debate that is more controversial than the African discourse on feminism.

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Taking account of African-feminist literatures' heterogeneity as well, in. The Dynamics of African Feminism: Defining and Classifying African-Feminist Literatures Arndt, Susan/ Cole, Isabel (Translator) Published by Africa World Pr (). This book distinguishes the three main currents of feminism: reformist, transformative and radical, and develops a working classification model for African feminism.

From inside the book What people are saying - Write a review We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. (PDF) The Dynamics of African Feminism Defining and Classifying African-Feminist Literatures | Susan Arndt - There is hardly a debate that is more controversial than the African discourse on feminism.

Anti-feminist positions are widespread in Africa. On the one hand there are those who reject feminist ideas fundamentally. Africana womanism is the marriage of Womanism, Feminism, Black men, and community. Clenora Hudson-Weems is a Professor of English at the University of Missouri.

She has also written [2][3] Africana Womanist Literary Theory and Africana Womanism & Race & Gender in the Presidential Candidacy of Barack by:   10 Books by Nigerian Authors With Feminist themes: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin.

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Please God let her write more. I will buy anything she : Sarah Ullery. It critically addresses the dynamics of the conflict between the mainstream feminist, the Black feminist, the African feminist, and the Africana Womanist.

(Hudson-Weems "Global", ) In her seminal work, Africana Womanism: Reclaiming Ourselves, Hudson-Weems, the innovative theorist/scholar/activist identifies eighteen "descriptors," which.

Feminism in Africa In this first part we will look at women’s activism in Africa. Other fact sheets will further explore feminism in the Middle and Far East, and in Central and South America. Generally speaking, the African women’s movement has been strongly influenced and shaped by the activism against colonial rule and racist Size: 63KB.

The study explores the relation of women fiction filmmakers to gender-specific issues within an international context and a timeframe (the s and onward) marked by two parallel phenomena: the decline of feminism as a political praxis and a Author: Lilian Lem Atanga. In her book, Susan Arndt discusses and defines the nature of African feminism and African-feminist literatures.

Taking account of African-feminist literatures’ heterogeneity as well, in a second step its varieties are discussed and grouped into a classification model. Almost three out of four African-American babies today are the children of unmarried parents.

Many grow up without much if any involvement by dads. Some observers say the main reason is the residue of slavery.

Others criticize current moral : Ismael Hernandez. The African discourse on feminism is manifested in part in the theorisation of alternative concepts to feminism. The best-known is Chikwenye Ogunyemi's concept of African womanism, which she developed at the beginning of the '80's.

The dynamics of African feminism: Defining and classifying African feminist literature. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press.

Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press. Google ScholarCited by: 7. QUEST: An African Journal of Philosophy / Revue Africaine de Philosophie Vol. XX, No.special issue on African Feminisms. Get this from a library. The dynamics of African feminism: defining and classifying African-feminist literatures.

[Susan Arndt]. alternative feminisms. For example, Catherine Obianuju Acholonu, in her book Motherism; The Afrocentric Alternative to Feminism writes that 'Africa's alternative to feminism is MOTHERISM and Motherism denotes motherhood, nature and nur-ture' ().

Celebrating purely symbolic roles for women, or affirming gendered. African feminism, this landmark volume demonstrates, differs radically from the Western forms of feminism with which we have become familiar since the s.

African feminists are not, by and large, concerned with issues such as female control over reproduction or variation and choice within human sexuality, nor with debates about essentialism, the female body, or the discourse 5/5(1).African feminism is a type of feminism innovated by African women that specifically addresses the conditions and needs of continental African women (African women who reside on the African continent).

African feminism includes many strains of its own, including Motherism, Femalism, Snail-sense Feminism, Womanism/women palavering, Nego-feminism, and African .5 N. Gordon, “Tonguing the Body”: Placing Female Circumcision within African Feminist Discourse”, Issue: A Journal of Opinion, 25, 2 (): 6 S.

Ardnt, The Dynamism of African Feminism: Defining and Classifying African Feminist Literatures (Trenton New Jersey: Africa World Press Inc., ):