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Meridians (1 March 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 (1 November 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, and the...
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Meridians (1 November 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 (1 November 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 are...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
... hip hop artists in South Africa 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...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... African Feminist Initiative would not be a success 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...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and beyond, and to publish 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...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
... remains a daily lived reality across the continent, almost seventy years since the first African country became independent. In her critique of culture, religion, and tradition, and their impacts on women’s sexuality in Nigeria, Charmaine Pereira ( 2009 , 264) argues, “The balance of power at any one time...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 November 2018
... support the voices of young feminists and those who fear what is happening in Libya, Somalia, and Nigeria, for example, and want to glorify “traditional” gender norms in a nostalgic way. Hope springs from the cracks of both sides, as gender—visible or invisible—will continue to lead change. AO...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 233–245.
Published: 01 November 2018
... national ones, though we were sometimes invited 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...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
...), Mozambique (Tiyane Vavasate), Nigeria (Precious Jewels), South Africa (Sisonke), Tanzania (Warembo Forum), and Uganda (Wonetha and Lady Mermaid Bureau). All members presented as Black Africans and strongly self-identified as feminists. They were male, female, or gender nonconforming. The FPAR methodology for...