African Women and Politics

Author: Konde, Emmanuel
Year:2005
Pages:260
ISBN:0-7734-6065-9
978-0-7734-6065-2
Price:199.95
This study analyzes the interplay of modern and traditional influences and constraints on African women’s access to political power. It identifies knowledge as central to the exercise of political power in Cameroon since pre-colonial times. It uses case studies of women’s organizations and protest movements to trace the processes by which women were incorporated intro national political parties.

Reviews

“This powerful book opens our eyes to the positive roles that African women have enjoyed historically and currently, especially in Cameroon.”

–Professor Leonard J. Slade Jr., State University of New York at Albany