Women in African Colonial Histories

ISBN-10: 0253215072

ISBN-13: 9780253215079

Edition: 2002

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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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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

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
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