Latest for Black Perspectives: “African Women and Social Movements in Africa”

However, it is imperative to analyze the roles of African women revolutionaries in social movements, especially in countering mainstream narratives that characterizes them as illegitimate in Western contexts. In their book African Women’s Movements: Changing Political Landscapes, scholars Aili Mari Tripp, Isabel Casimiro, Joy C. Kwesiga and Alice Mungwa examine the significant role of African women as revolutionaries before colonialism, during colonialism, and after independence. The authors highlight African women’s political mobilization, collective action, and historical traditions of resistance. By analyzing African women’s social and political influences and organizing of anti-colonial resistance and national liberation movements, the text offers a glimpse into the various ways African women have asserted their agency. Read more at Black Perspectives.

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