Gender and (Militarized) Secessionist Movements in Africa: An African Feminist’s Reflections

  title={Gender and (Militarized) Secessionist Movements in Africa: An African Feminist’s Reflections},
  author={Jacqueline-Bethel Tchouta Mougou{\'e}},
  journal={Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism},
  pages={338 - 358}
  • J. Mougoué
  • Published 1 November 2018
  • Sociology
  • Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism
Abstract:Utilizing interdisciplinary and multimethodological approaches, this essay explores women’s roles in buttressing the political cohesion of secessionist movements in postcolonial Africa. It argues that African women have supported the actions of male-dominated secessionist movements in order to garner their own social and political power. Using case studies from Anglophone Cameroon, Western Sahara, Cabinda Province (Angola), and Biafra (Nigeria), the essay historicizes and outlines a… 
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