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Male Daughters, Female Husbands: Gender and Sex in an African Society
Challenging the received orthodoxies of social anthropology, Ifi Amadiume argues that in precolonial society, sex and gender did not necessarily coincide. Examining the structures that enabled womenExpand
Re-Inventing Africa: Matriarchy, Religion and Culture
* Introduction Writing Africa * African social history and the sociology of history * PART ONE RE-WRITING HISTORY * Chapter One The Matriarchal Roots of Africa * Chapter Two Race and Gender * CheikhExpand
Sexuality , African Religio-Cultural Traditions and Modernity : Expanding the Lens
In this exploratory essay, Ifi Amadiume, takes a critical look at the normative (“prescribed sexual practices”) as well as counter normative alternatives (“subversive alternatives”) to sexuality bothExpand
Daughters of the goddess, daughters of imperialism : African women struggle for culture, power and democracy
* 1. Introduction. * 2. African women present realities and which way forward? * 3. A history of class transformations: contemporary women's organizations in Nigeria. * 4. Class contestation in NCWSExpand
[Reinventing Africa: Matriarchy, Religion & Culture]
If one takes seriously the central message about identity politics and Africa in this latest book by the author of Male Daughters, Female Husbands, it presents difficulties for people like myself toExpand
Igbo Women and Economic Transformation in Southeastern Nigeria, 1900-1960
Imagine that you get such certain awesome experience and knowledge by only reading a book. How can? It seems to be greater when a book can be the best thing to discover. Books now will appear inExpand
Reinventing Africa: Matriarchy, religion and culture
Re-inventer l'Afrique : Matriarchat, religion et culture, d'Ifi Amadiume, publie a Londres en 1997, est une collection d'articles ecrits entre 1989 et 1992, qui sont le resultat de l'implicationExpand
The Politics of Memory: Truth, Healing and Social Justice
* Introduction: Facing Truth, Facing Justice - Ifi Amadiume and Abdullahi An-Na'im * Part I: Social Justice ** 1.Memory, Truth and Healing - Wole Soyinka ** 2.The Politics of Memory: Biafra andExpand