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Ifi Amadiume


Born
in Kaduna, Nigeria
April 23, 1947


Dr. Ifi Amadiume (born 23 April 1947) is a Nigerian poet, anthropologist and essayist. She joined the Religion Department of Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, U.S. in 1993.

Born in Kaduna to Igbo parents, Amadiume was educated in Nigeria before moving to Britain in 1971. She studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, gaining a BA (1978) and PhD (1983) in social anthropology. Her fieldwork in Africa resulted in two ethnographic monographs relating to the Igbo - African Matriarchal Foundations (1987), and the award-winning Male Daughters Female Husbands (Zed Press, 1987). A book of theoretical essays, Reinventing Africa, appeared in 1998.

She is on the advisory board of the Centre for Democracy and Development,
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Male Daughters, Female Husb...

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Re-Inventing Africa: Matria...

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Black Womanhood: Images, Ic...

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Afrikan Matriarchal Foundat...

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Daughters of the Goddess, D...

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Circles of Love: Poems

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Passion Waves

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Voices Draped in Black: Poems

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African Possibilities: A Ma...

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