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This is the first comprehensive reader that brings African experiences to bear on the ongoing global discussions of women, gender, and society. Bringing together the essential writing on this topic from the last 25 years, these essays discuss gender in Africa from a multi-disciplinary perspective. With a theoretical and conceptual focus, African Gender Studies will inform ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published August 6th 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published March 1st 2005)
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Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí is a feminist scholar and associate professor of sociology at Stony Brook University. She was born in Nigeria and attended the University of Ibadan and the University of California at Berkeley.

Her 1997 monograph, The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses, won the American Sociological Association's 1998 Distinguished Book Award in the Gender and
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