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(Recent Books about African Women)

Compiled by Obioma Nnaemeka

Accad, Evelyne. Transl. Cynthia T. Hahn, Wounding Words : A Woman's Journal in Tunisia. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1997.

Afshar, Haleh, ed. Women and Politics in the Third World. London: Routledge, 1996.

Afshar, Haleh, ed. Empowering Women: Illustrations from the Third World. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.

Anderson, Mary. Intr. Development and Social Diversity. Oxford: Oxfam, 1996.

Arnold, Marion. Women and Art in South Africa. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.

Azikiwe, Uche, compl. Women in Nigeria: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1996.

Badejo, Diedre. Osun Seegesi: The Elegant Deity of Wealth, Power, and Femininity. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1996.

Baud, Isa and Ines Smyth, eds. Searching for Security: Women’s Responses to Economic Transformations. London: Routledge, 1997.

Berg, Adri van den. Land Right, Marriage Left: Women's Engagement of Insecurity in North Cameroon. Leiden: CNWS Publications, 1997.

Bertoncini-Zubkova, Elena, ed. Vamps and Victims: Women in Swahili Literature. Koln: Rudiger Koppe Verlag, 1996.

Brinkman, Inge. Kikuyu Gender Norms and Narratives. Leiden: Research School, 1996.

Busia, Akosua. The Seasons of Beento Blackbird. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1996.

Buvinic, Mayra, Catherine Gwin, and Lisa Bates. Investing in Women: Progress and Prospects for the World Bank. Washington, DC: Overseas Development Council in Cooperation with the International Center for Research on Women, 1996.

Cooper, Barbara. Marriage in Maradi: Gender and Culture in a Hausa Society in Niger, 1900— 1989. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1997.

Coquery-Vidrovitch, Catherine. African Women: A Modern History. Transl. Beth Gillian Raps. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997.

Daoud, Zakya. Féminisme et politique au Maghreb: sept décennies de lutte. Casablanca: Eddif, 1996.

Daymond, M. J., ed. South African Feminisms : Writing, Theory, and Criticism, 1990—1994. New York: Garland Publishers, 1996.

Driver, Dorothy, Ann Dry, Craig MacKenzie, and John Read. Nadine Gordimer: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources, 1937—1992. London: Hans Zell, 1996.

Durban Women’s Bibliography Group, compl. South Africa Women: A Select Bibliography. SAILA Bibliographical Series; 30) Braamfontein: South African Institute of International Affairs, 1996.

Egejuru, Phanuel, and Ketu Katrak, eds. Nwanyibu: Woman Being and African Literature. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1997.

Fair, Jo Ellen. The Body Politic, the Bodies of Women, and the Politics of Famine in US Television Coverage of Famine in the Horn of Africa. Columbia, SC: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 1996.

Foster, Gwendolyn. Women Filmmakers of the African and Asia Diaspora: Decolonizing the Gaze, Locating Subjectivity. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1997.

Ghorayshi, Parvin and Claire Bélanger, eds. Women, Work, and Gender Relations in Developing Countries: A Global Perspective. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996.

Ghosh, Bishnupriya and Brinda Bose, eds. Interventions: The Feminist Dialogues on Third World Women’s Literature and Film. New York: Garland, 1997.

Goheen, Miriam. Men Own the Fields, Women Own the Crops : Gender and Power in the Cameroon Grassfields. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1996.

Greene, Sandra. Gender, Ethnicity, and Social Change on the Upper Slave Coast: A History of the Anlo-Ewe. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1996.

Grosz-Ngate, Maria and Omari H. Kokole, eds. Gendered Encounters: Challenging Cultural Boundaries and Social Hierarchies in Africa. New York: Routledge, 1997.

Haider, Raana. Gender and Development. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1996.

Heyzer, Noeleen, Sushma Kapoor and Joanne Sandler, eds. A Commitment to the World’s Women: Perspectives on Development for Beijing and Beyond. West Hartford, CT: Kumarian Press, 1996.

Hoehler-Fatton, Cynthia. Women of Fire and Spirit : History, Faith, and Gender in Roho Religion in Western Kenya. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Howson, Christopher, Polly Harrison, Dana Hotra, and Maureen Law, eds. In Her Lifetime: Female Morbidity and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1996.

Hunt, Nancy, Tessie Liu, and Jean Quataert, eds. Gendered Colonialisms in African History. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1997.

Ibnlfassi, Laila, and Nicki Hitchcott, eds. African Francophone Writing : A Critical Introduction. Washington, DC: Berg Publishers, 1996.

Ibrahim, Huma. Bessie Head: Subversive Identities in Exile. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1996.

Kaplan, Flora, ed. Queens, Queen Mothers, Priestesses, and Power: Case Studies in African Gender. New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1997.

Kendall, Limakatso, ed. Basali! : Stories by & about Women in Lesotho. Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal Press, 1996.

Lawal, Babatunde. The Gelede Spectacle: Art, Gender, and Social Harmony in African Culture. Seattle, WA: Univ. of Washington Press, 1996.

Maman, Marie, and Thelma Tate. Women in Agriculture: A Guide to Research. New York: Garland, 1996.

Maraire, J. Nozipo. Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter. New York: Crown Publishers, 1996.

Mernissi, Fatima. Women’s Rebellion and Islamic Memory. London: Zed Books, 1996.

Meurant, Georges, and Robert Thompson. Mbuti Design : Paintings by Pygmy Women of the Ituri Forest. New York: Thames & Hudson, 1996.

Mikell, Gwendolyn, ed. African Feminism: The Politics of Survival in Sub-Saharan Africa. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.

Moghadam, Valentine, ed. Patriarchy and Economic Development: Women’s Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996.

Narayan, Uma. Dis-locating Cultures: Identities, Traditions, and Third World Feminism. New York: Routledge, 1997.

Newell, Stephanie, ed. Writing African Women: Gender, Popular Culture and Literature in West Africa. London: Zed Books, 1997.

Ngara, Emmanuel, ed. New Writing from Southern Africa: Authors Who Have Become Prominent since 1980. London: James Currey, 1996.

Nnaemeka, Obioma, ed. The Politics of (M)Othering: Womanhood, Identity, and Resistance in African Literature. London: Routledge, 1997.

Nthunya, Mpho 'M'atsepo. Ed. K. Limakatso Kendall. Singing away the Hunger: Stories of a Life in Lesotho. Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal Press, 1996.

Nussbaum, Martha and Jonathan Glover, eds. Women, Culture and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Ogbomo, Onaiwu. When Men and Women Mattered: A History of Gender Relations among the Owan of Nigeria. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 1997.

Ogunyemi, Chikwenye Okonjo. Africa Wo/Man Palava: The Nigerian Novel by Women. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Olmstead, Judith. Woman Between Two Worlds : Portrait of an Ethiopian Rural Leader. University of Illinois Press, 1997.

Onwueme, Osonye Tess. Tell It to Women: An Epic Drama for Women. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1997.

Orford, Margie, and Nepeti Nicanor, eds. Coming on Strong: Writing by Namibian Women. Windhoek: New Namibia Books, 1996.

Owen, Margaret. A World of Widows. London: Zed Books, 1996.

Palriwala, Rajni, and Carla Risseeuw, eds. Shifting Circles of Support: Contextualizing Gender and Kinship in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 1996.

Rai, Shirin, and Geraldine Lievesley, eds. Women and the State: International Perspectives. Bristol, PA: Taylor & Francis, 1996.

Ramphele, Mamphela. Across Boundaries: The Journey of a South African Woman Leader. New York: Feminist Press, 1997.

Rosander, Eva Evers, ed. Transforming Female Identities: Women’s Organizational Forms in West Africa. Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute, 1997.

Ruether, Rosemary, ed. Women Healing Earth: Third World Women on Ecology, Feminism, and Religion. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1996.

Rwebangira, Magdalena. The Legal Status of Women and Poverty in Tanzania. Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 1996.

Sabbagh, Suha, ed. Arab Women: Between Defiance and Restraint. New York: Olive Branch Press, 1996.

Schlyter, Ann, ed. A Place to Live: Gender Research on Housing in Africa. Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute, 1996.

Sharpley-Whiting, Denean and Renée White. Spoils of War: Women of Color, Culture, and Revolution. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997.

Soiri, Iina. The Radical Motherhood: Namibian Women’s Independence Struggle. Helsinki: Institute of Development Studies, 1996.

Stringer, Susan. The Senegalese Novel by Women: Through Their Own Eyes. New York: Peter Lang, 1996.

Surdakasa, Niara. The Strength of Our Mothers: African and African American Women and Families—Essays and Speeches. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1997.

Umeh, Marie, ed. Emerging Perspectives on Buchi Emecheta. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1996.

Vera, Yvonne. Under the Tongue. Harare: Baobab Books, 1996.

Visvanathan, Nalini, Lynn Duggan, Laurie Nisonoff, and Nan Wiegersma, eds. The Women, Gender, and Development Reader. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Zed Books, 1996.

Wallman, Sandra. Kampala Women Getting by: Wellbeing in the Time of AIDS. Athens: Ohio State University Press, 1996.

Walters, Shirley, and Linzi Manicom. Gender in Popular Education. Belleville, South Africa: Centre for Adult and Continuing Education (CACE), 1997.

Wieringa, Saskia, ed. Subversive Women: Women’s Movements in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. London: Zed Books, 1996.

Women’s Health Project. Book. The South African Women’s Health Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.

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