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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Paperback, 235 pages
Published February 1st 1992 by Howard University Press (first published September 4th 1986)
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A rather difficult read. Cromwell does not write for an exclusively academic audience but a sufficient degree of historical knowledge and an understanding of context is assumed.

The paradox of this life history is that it functions as an example of how African women were not indebted to western ‘enlightenment’ or ideologies for their social and economic advancement yet Adelaide never fully purged her character of its Eurocentric elements. Another paradox was that Adelaide’s journey to embracing A
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