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Gender and Development in Africa and Its Diaspora





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ISBN 9780367665449
September 29, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
228 Pages

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Book Description

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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Editor(s)

Biography

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