Women in African Colonial Histories

ISBN-10: 0253215072

ISBN-13: 9780253215079

Edition: 2002

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Description: While recognising the inherent violence and brutality of the colonial encounter, the essays in this anthology show that African women were not simply the hapless victims of European political rule.

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Jean Allman teaches African History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is author of The Quills of the Porcupine: Asante Nationalism in an Emergent Ghana and co-author (with Victoria Tashjian) of "I Will Not Eat Stone": A Women's History of Colonial Asante. Her research on gender, colonialism, and social change has appeared in numerous journals.Susan Geiger is Professor Emeritus of Women's Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is author of TANU Women: Gender and Culture Change in the Making of Tanganyikan Nationalism, 1955-65. She has published over a dozen articles on African women's history and the uses of life history in historical research. She serves on the editorial board of SIGNS.Nakanyike Musisi is Director of Makerere Institute of Social Research at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She has authored many chapters and articles on Baganda women. Her research interests include state formation, customary law, education, and environmental issues.

Born in Calcutta, and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Northern India. He studied in Delhi, Oxford, and Egypt and taught at various Indian and American universities. Author of a travel book and three acclaimed novels. Ghosh has also written for GRANTA, THE NEW YORKER, THE NEW YORK TIMES, and THE OBSERVER. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.Jean Allman teaches African History and directs the Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is editor of Fashioning Africa: Power and the Politics of Dress (IUP, 2004).John Parker teaches African History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is author of Making the Town: Ga State and Society in Early Colonial Accra.

Acknowledgments
Women in African Colonial Histories: An Introduction
Encounters and Engagements
"What My Heart Wanted": Gendered Stories of Early Colonial Encounters in Southern Mozambique
Dynastic Daughters: Three Royal Kwena Women and E. L. Price of the London Missionary Society, 1853-1881
Colonial Midwives and Modernizing Childbirth in French West Africa
Perceptions and Representations
The Politics of Perception or Perception as Politics? Colonial and Missionary Representations of Baganda Women, 1900-1945
"The Woman in Question": Marriage and Identity in the Colonial Courts of Northern Ghana, 1907-1954
Colonialism, Education, and Gender Relations in the Belgian Congo: The Evolue Case
Virgin Territory? Travel and Migration by African Women in Twentieth-Century Southern Africa
"When in the White Man's Town": Zimbabwean Women Remember Chibeura
Power Reconfigured/Power Contested
Queen Mothers and Good Government in Buganda: The Loss of Women's Political Power in Nineteenth-Century East Africa
Marrying and Marriage on a Shifting Terrain: Reconfigurations of Power and Authority in Early Colonial Asante
"Vultures of the Marketplace": Southeastern Nigerian Women and Discourses of the Ogu Umunwaanyi (Women's War) of 1929
"Emancipate Your Husbands!" Women and Nationalism in Guinea, 1953-1958
Guerrilla Girls and Women in the Zimbabwean National Liberation Struggle
Contributors
Index
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