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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 330–352.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Kanika Batra Abstract Nigerian authors have consistently and effectively critiqued insidious connections between masculinity, political power, religious fundamentalism, and capitalist interests. The unstable political structures in Nigeria since the 1970s have led to such critiques. This essay...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
... relations that surface in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 Boko Haram spectacular violence visibility gender politics In this essay, I focus on the Boko Haram insurgency in North East Nigeria, interrogating which aspects of gender relations...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Abosede George Abstract This essay discusses girl-saving campaigns in Nigerian history, focusing on the two that have been most extensively documented: the girl hawker project of the early twentieth century, which climaxed with the 1943 passage of the first hawking ban in Nigeria...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 338–358.
Published: 01 November 2018
...-dominated secessionist movements in order to garner their own social and political power. Using case studies from Anglophone Cameroon, Western Sahara, Cabinda Province (Angola), and Biafra (Nigeria), the essay historicizes and outlines a new analytical framework that explores women’s multifaceted...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
... did not emerge until a decade after the first male artists, women have always been participants in hip hop culture as rappers, DJs, graffiti artists, and break-dancers. Other songs came from Nigeria (14 percent), Kenya (11 percent), and Ghana (10 percent). Other countries included in the study were...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... without the wisdom and generosity of our advisory board members. Charmaine Pereira has been actively involved in feminist politics on the continent for many years, coordinating the Initiative for Women’s Studies in Nigeria, guest-editing special issues of Feminist Africa , and serving as an active member...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., and tradition, and their impacts on women’s sexuality in Nigeria, Charmaine Pereira ( 2009 , 264) argues, “The balance of power at any one time shapes which group is excluded, marginalized, or exploited in the process. Understanding the context is thus crucial for discerning which spheres of activism may...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in a variety of newspapers and magazines in Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. She was the most prolific West African female writer of fiction in her time. In 1954 Mabel Dove was elected into Ghana’s National Assembly, the first woman in Africa to attain this position. It would seem that the proverbial forest...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of humanity? FS : I am by nature optimistic. I think that bridging the generational gap among feminists will help bridge a larger gap within Africa between those who support the voices of young feminists and those who fear what is happening in Libya, Somalia, and Nigeria, for example, and want...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 233–245.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to these as observers. This general outline was interpreted with great flexibility in every country and region. In the West African region, for example, we had to subdivide Nigeria into its three historic regions, whereas in Burkina Faso, a two-person committee effectively did everything. Furthermore, in Southern...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in the follow-up study later affirmed these initial findings. These ASWA members represented sex worker movements and/or organizations from seven African countries: Ethiopia (Nikat), Kenya (Kenya Sex Workers Alliance, and the Bar Hostess Empowerment and Support Programme), Mozambique (Tiyane Vavasate), Nigeria...