This book is unique in its approach in that each chapter covers women in their everyday lives and the problems, which concern them. Until now, ethnographic research has almost always been carried out with the help of the male population and as a result the picture that has emerged has been largely the image, which the men, and the men alone, have of their society.
Originally published in 1963.
'Women of Tropical Africa is a splendid contribution not only to the literature on Africa but also to the understanding of the role of women in non-industrialized societies.' - American Journal of Sociology
'An excellent, much-needed book. The analytical bibliography is of immense value to the serious student and is a fair measure of the book itself' - Natural History