Feminism ís African, and other implications of reading Oyèrónké Oyèwùmí as a relational thinker

@inproceedings{Coetzee2018FeminismA,
  title={Feminism {\'i}s African, and other implications of reading Oy{\`e}r{\'o}nk{\'e} Oy{\`e}w{\`u}m{\'i} as a relational thinker},
  author={A. Coetzee},
  year={2018}
}
Nigerian feminist scholar Oyèrónké Oyĕwùmí famously argues that gender is a Western cultural construct that did not exist in Yorùbá society prior to British colonial rule in Nigeria. In this article, I situate Oyĕwùmí’s claims against the backdrop of the substantial body of work in African philosophy analysing and theorising what is argued to be the relational or communalistic notion of the subject prominent in many African cultures and thought systems. I show how Oyĕwùmí’s claims about the… Expand

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