Routledge Studies on Gender and Sexuality in Africa publishes high quality, original scholarship from new and established scholars across the world. The series brings together research from across the humanities and social sciences and offers critical, feminist, queer, trans, postcolonial, and intersectional perspectives.
Themes of the series include gender and health, LGBT movements, women’s political participation, sexual and domestic violence, pleasure, power and eroticism, same-sex intimacies, the political economy of sex, equality and media representations of gender
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Gendered Spaces, Religion and Migration in Zimbabwe Implications for Economic Development
The Politics of Biography in Africa Borders, Margins, and Alternative Histories of Power
Women and Peacebuilding in Africa
By Ezra Chitando, Sophia Chirongoma, Molly Manyonganise
October 06, 2022
This book explores the intersections of gender, religion and migration within the context of post-independent Zimbabwe, with a specific focus on how gender disparities impact economic development. By demonstrating how these interconnections impact women’s and girls’ lived realities, the book ...
By Deevia Bhana
July 15, 2022
The book investigates how teenage girls in South Africa encounter and consume pornography, situating their experiences within wider sociocultural and affective relations of power. It focuses on girls’ online playful and pleasurable pursuits as they explore and expand upon their sexual curiosities....
By Anaïs Angelo
September 06, 2021
Bringing together historians, political scientists, and literary analysts, this volume shows how biographical narratives can shed light on alternative, little known or under-researched aspects of state power in African politics. Part 1 shows how biographical narratives breathe new life into ...
By Allen Kiconco
June 25, 2021
This book explores what happened when the tens of thousands of girls (now women) abducted by Lord’s Resistance Army and inducted into their campaign of violence against the Ugandan government, returned home. Drawing on extensive original research, the author considers the challenges which the ...
By Anna Chitando
November 17, 2020
This volume re-centres African women scholars in the discourse on African women and peacebuilding, combining theoretical reflections with case studies in a range of African countries. The chapters outline the history of African women’s engagement in peacebuilding, introducing new and neglected ...
By Carole Ammann
March 11, 2020
This book examines how women in Guinea articulate themselves politically within and outside institutional politics. It documents the everyday practices that local female actors adopt to deal with the continuous economic, political, and social insecurities that emerge in times of political ...
By Awino Okech
May 02, 2019
This book examines the practice of widow inheritance in order to explore the intersection between power, gender and sexualities in Kenya. Using widow inheritance amongst the Luo of Kenya as a case study, the book explores the role of body politics in the construction of gendered subjects and ...
By Assata Zerai
September 27, 2018
How can we promote people-centered governance in Africa? Cell phones/ information and communications technology (ICT) are shown to be linked to neoliberal understandings of more democratic governance structures, defined by the Worldwide Governance Indicators as: the rule of law, corruption-control,...
By Christine Peta
October 31, 2017
Disabled women represent one of the most marginalised minority groups in the world, hence they are largely silent while their sexuality is ignored, suppressed, forbidden and buried underneath the carpet. Until recently, most of the Global Northern published literature on the subject of the ...
By Deevia Bhana
October 31, 2017
Love, Sex and Teenage Sexual Cultures in South Africa interrupts the relative silence around teenage constructions of love in South Africa. Against the backdrop of gender inequalities, HIV and violence, the book situates teenage constructions of love and romance within the wider social and cultural...
By Jane D Tchaïcha, Khedija Arfaoui
June 15, 2017
Tunisian women have received significant attention for their active participation in preserving and extending women’s rights since 2011. However, their activism and latest achievements should be considered not a recent phenomenon but rather part and parcel of a distinctive local history that has ...