STREAM: AFRICAN FEMINISMS

STREAM: AFRICAN FEMINISMS

This stream aims to explore the intersectionality of African feminisms. Panels may include themes such as women’s rights, gender and sexuality, feminist literature and the arts.

Confirmed Panels

Panel 1: Womanism, Sisterachy and Afropolitanism: Attempting to Define African Feminism Through Literature

Chair: Kimani, Wanja

  • A Coat of Many Colours: The Dynamics of Polygamy in Sefi Atta’s ‘Everything Good Will Come’, Damilola, Oladiran Peju (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)
  • Women’s Political Leadership in Somalia, Milto, Anna (Yaroslavl State University named after P.G. Demidov, Yaroslavl, Russia)
  • ‘Sisterarchy’ in Sisterhood: African Women Writers’ Difficult Relationship with Feminism, Zulfiqar, Sadia (Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan)
  • “(Re)-Locating Afropolitan Poetics for Gender Mainstreaming in Modern African Literature: A Reading of Chika Unigwe’s ‘On Black Sister’s Street’, Olaniyi, Akin (Department of General Studies, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria, Ibadan, Nigeria)

Panel 2: Negotiating gender politics and ideologies within public and private spaces

Chair: Kimani, Wanja

  • Giving the Voiceless a Voice: A Womanist Study of Ose Festival of Òkèmèsí-Èkìtì, Damilola, Oladiran (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)
  • Feminisms Ideological Battle and the African Context as a Battleground: The case of Sugardem and Pepperdem Feminist Groups in Ghana, Abrefa Busia, Kwaku (University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • The Politics of ‘Minji Minji’: Negotiating Gender Politics in the 2017 Kenyan Elections, Wamai, Njoki (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • ‘Gone Native?’: Reflections of a Feminist Tightrope Walker’s Research on ‘Land Grabbing’ and the Dilemmas of ‘Fieldworking’ while Parenting at Home, Dieng, Rama Salla (SOAS, University of London, London, United Kingdom)

If you have any queries or suggestions please contact Wanja Kimani (wanjawakimani@gmail.com). For panel and paper submissions please follow the instructions on the website  http://www.asauk.net/call-for-papers-and-panels-asauk-2018-now-open/ 

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