Re-Inventing Africa

Matriarchy, Religion and Culture

Ifi Amadiume

Re-Inventing Africa

Ifi Amadiume

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224 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $53.95 ISBN: 9781856495349 Published December 1997 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Introduction Writing Africa
African social history and the sociology of history

PART ONE RE-WRITING HISTORY
Chapter One The Matriarchal Roots of Africa

Chapter Two Race and Gender
Cheikh Anta Diop's Moral Philosophy

Chapter Three Theorizing Matriarchy in Africa
Kinship Ideologies and socio-cultural systems in Africa and Europe

Chapter Four Women?s Achievements in African Political Systems
Transforming culture for 500 years

Chapter Five Gender and Social Movements in Africa
A West African experience

Chapter Six Gender and the Contestation of Religion
A historical perspective on African societies

PART TWO DE-COLONIZING HISTORY
Chapter Seven African Women and Politics
A history of transformation

Chapter Eight Cycles of Western Imperialism
Feminism, race, gender, class and power

Chapter Nine In the Company of Women
Love, struggle, class and our feminisms
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