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Women and law in West Africa

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Published by WaLWA in Accra, Ghana .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ghana.,
  • Nigeria.,
  • Gambia.
    • Subjects:
    • Family -- Ghana,
    • Households -- Ghana,
    • Domestic relations -- Ghana,
    • Sex role -- Ghana,
    • Family -- Nigeria,
    • Households -- Nigeria,
    • Domestic relations -- Nigeria,
    • Sex role -- Nigeria,
    • Family -- Gambia,
    • Households -- Gambia,
    • Domestic relations -- Gambia,
    • Sex role -- Gambia

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Other titlesGender relations in the family--a West African perspective, Women & law in West Africa
      Statementedited by Akua Kuenyehia.
      ContributionsKuenyehia, Akua., Women & Law in West Africa (Research project : Ghana)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHQ696.8 .W66 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 215 p. :
      Number of Pages215
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3361044M
      ISBN 109988787413
      LC Control Number2004414427

      The study of women in 19th-century West Africa is an emerging field in African studies, and many aspects of women’s lives remain unexplored in the early 21st century. This section lists some introductory works that are key to gaining a preliminary understanding of both the region and women. Changes in matrimonial and property laws, as well as women's roles in resistance movements, attest to the social and political influence African women have had. Whereas previously the knowledge base came primarily through anthropological studies, the voice of African women is now being heard through their own creative literature and expressive.

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      Introduction. The study of women and slavery in the world and in Africa is a relatively new. The first study focusing on enslaved women’s experiences was by Lucille Mathurin Mair on their resistance to slavery in the Caribbean (see Mair , cited under Historiography), followed shortly by Boniface Obichere’s consideration of Dahomean women’s slavery in (see Obichere , cited. African Love Stories: An Anthology About the book: There are many, many reasons to love this book – and each is a title in this brilliant collection. This anthology is a radical collection of love stories from African women. The collection is a radical departure from conventional anthologies and the love theme is aimed at debunking the myth that African Women are poor and helpless victims.


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