Gender, Culture and Development in Africa interrogates ways in which gender, culture, and development in the African context reinforce, shape, and reshape one another. In four parts, comprising fifty chapters, the book provides stimulating debates and constructive engagements about the enactment of gender and power relations within the African context and its implications for development outcomes. The engaging and carefully organised chapters furnish the readers with a sumptuous “buffet” of narratives, pedagogical dialogues and critical discourses on African women and men in their varied cultural, political, economic and social contexts. The multidisciplinary approach traversing literary studies, education, political science, religious studies, linguistics, history, economics, and law, amongst others, makes the book relevant to scholars of gender and African studies across these disciplines.
Mobolanle Ebunoluwa Sotunsa is a Professor of Gender Studies and African Oral Literatures in the Department of Languages and Literary Studies, Babcock University, Nigeria.
Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Babcock University, Nigeria.
This is a must read book for anyone interested in the issue of gender imbalances between men and women in pre-colonial, colonial, post-colonial, and contemporary Africa. The subject of gender in societal development continues to attract scholarly attention globally in recent times. This volume brings together fifty essays written by established and upcoming scholars, male and female, all placing their essays in the context of momentous events and profound social changes that have marked gender, culture, and development in our time. This high quality collection offers strong individual essays that, when read together; add up to more than the sum of their parts. The volume is bound to change how we think about and perhaps how we study gender in Africa.
Akintunde Akinyemi, Professor and Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Culture, University of Florida.
An eloquent testimony of the beauty of multidisciplinary discourse in unearthing the dynamic concept of gender especially in a multicultural setting as Africa. A reference material.
Ayandiji Daniel Aina, PhD, Professor of Political Behaviour and Communication & President/Vice Chancellor, Caleb University, Lagos, Nigeria.