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1st Edition

Gender and Development in Africa and Its Diaspora

ISBN 9780367665449
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
242 Pages

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This book considers how the establishment and/or improvement of gender equality impacts on the social, economic, religious, cultural, environmental and political developments of human societies in Africa and its Diaspora.

An interdisciplinary team of contributors examine the role of gender in development against the background of Africa’s convoluted and arduous history of state formation, slavery, colonialism, post-independence, nation-building and poverty. Each chapter highlights and stimulates further discussion on the struggles that many African and African Diaspora societies grapple with in the perplexing issue of gender and development - concentrating on gains that have been made and the challenges yet to be surmounted.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Perspectives on Gender and Development in Africa and Its Diaspora

1. Women as Sandwiches in the Jaws of Violence: A Study of the Impact of Crisis on the Female Gender in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Novels Augustine O. Evue

2. Violence against Women in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus and Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s trafficked: An African Feminist Insight

Charles A. Bodunde and Foluke R. Aliyu-Ibrahim

3.  Narrating the Woes of Women in Wartime: The Examples of Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s Roses and Bullets and Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun

Ezinwanyi E. Adam & Chinenye M. Egboh

4. Female Circumcision: Inexpressiveness and Loss in Julie Okoh’s Edewede

Oludolapo Ojediran

5. Gender and Dramaturgy in Wale Ogunyemi’s Queen Amina of Zazzau and Femi Osofisan’s Women of Owu

Ojo Olusegun Olorunleke

6. Socio-Cultural Perception of Sexist Yoruba Proverbs and Implications for Peace and National Cohesion

Adeniyi Kikelomo, Jegede Francis, and Adebanjo Mopelola

7. Asunle cannot be a man: A Gendered Analysis of Yoruba Praise Names in Yorubaland and the Diaspora

Akinloye Ojo

8. Gender Equality, Gender Inequality or Gender Complementarity: Insights from Igbo Traditional culture

Dorothy Oluwagbemi-Jacob

9. Gender and Contesting Phenomena (Religion, Culture, and Ethnicity): Towards Development in Africa and the African Diaspora

Oyeronke Olademo

10. Gender Equality: A Comparative Narrative in African Religious Christian and Islamic Traditions

Adepeju Johson-Bashua

11. Gender Equality Narratives in African Cultural and Religious Beliefs: Contents and Discontents

Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe

12. Islamic law of Inheritance: Ultimate Solution to Social inequality against Women in Yoruba land

Abdulmajeed Hassan Bello

13. Not on this Mat: A Biographical Sketch of Marriage, Labor, Sex and Gender Relations in an African History

Ebenezer Ayesu

14. Culture and Development: Indigenous Structures, Gender, and Everyday Life in Colonial Coastal Southern Ghana

Kwaku Nti

15. The Challenge of Gender: Marginal Participation of Women in Mathematics in Nigeria

Ayo. S. Obale-Hundoyin

16. Rural Women Farmers and Food Production in Ekiti-Kwara, Nigeria: Motives and Challenges of Operation

Raphael Abiodun Olawepo

17. Female Achievement in Geography and Planning in Lagos State University, Nigeria

Mohammad Olaitan Lawal

18. Women and Sport in Kenya

Janet Musimbi M’mbaha and Felisters Jepchirchir Kiprono

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Akinloyè Òjó is an associate professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the African Studies Institute (ASI) of the University of Georgia.

Ibigbolade Simon Aderibigbe, is Professor of Religion and African Studies at the University of Georgia, USA.

Felisters Jepchirchir Kiprono received her PhD in Workforce Education from the University of Georgia