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Amadiume, Ifi 1947-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 138 publications in 2 languages and 4,697 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DT515.45.I33, 305.488963
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ifi Amadiume
Male daughters, female husbands : gender and sex in an African society by Ifi Amadiume( Book )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1987, more than a decade before the dawn of queer theory, Ifi Amadiume wrote Male Daughters, Female Husbands, to critical acclaim. This compelling and highly original book frees the subject position of 'husband' from its affiliation with men, and goes on to do the same for other masculine attributes, dislocating sex, gender and sexual orientation. Boldly arguing that the notion of gender, as constructed in Western feminist discourse, did not exist in Africa before the colonial imposition of a dichotomous understanding of sexual difference, Male Daughters, Female Husbands examines the structures in African society that enabled people to achieve power, showing that roles were not rigidly masculinized nor feminized. At a time when gender and queer theory are viewed by some as being stuck in an identity-politics rut, this outstanding study not only warns against the danger of projecting a very specific, Western notion of difference onto other cultures, but calls us to question the very concept of gender itself
Black womanhood : images, icons, and ideologies of the African body by Hood Museum of Art( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explorations of contemporary art have focused on issues of identity and race for some time. Few, however, have sought to investigate these themes by juxtaposing historical and contemporary frameworks. Black Womanhood examines an especially charged icon - the black female body - and contemporary artists' interventions upon historical images of black women as exotic Others, erotic fantasies, and supermaternal Mammies." "This book presents icons of the black female body as seen from three separate but intersecting perspectives: the traditional African, the colonial, and the contemporary global. The display and contemplation of such iconic images addresses complex and often competing forces of self-presentation and the representation of others. Peeling back layers of social, cultural, and political realities, Black Womanhood explores how historic icons inform contemporary artistic responses to the black female body through an examination of themes such as beauty, fertility and sexuality, maternity, and women's roles and power in society."--Jacket
Re-inventing Africa : matriarchy, religion, and culture by Ifi Amadiume( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part One: Re-writing History
Daughters of the goddess, daughters of imperialism : African women struggle for culture, power, and democracy by Ifi Amadiume( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This seminal work charts a genealogy of class transformation in the 20th century. In its critique of developmentalism it proposes a genuine commitment to equity and gender democratization. Using the metaphor of a collectivist, humanist culture of traditional African matriarchal heritage, Professor Amadiume contrasts daughters of the Goddess with a corrupt and oppressive culture of imperialism that, she argues, is the heritage of contemporary elite-led women's organizations."--Jacket
The politics of memory : truth, healing, and social justice( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is structured round the themes of social justice, the nature of conflict, judicial accountability and the role of truth commissions. Opening with Wole Soyinka's exploration of 'that burden of memory that a continent seeks to exorcise through the strategy of reparations', the first part of the book addresses questions of social justice as both ends and means of healing and reconciliation. The contributors go on to look at the nature and dynamics of conflict, and then consider judicial accountability and the role of truth commissions as approaches to healing and social justice. The book concludes with a chapter on the pursuit of justice as an underlying cause of civil wars in Africa and elsewhere."
Afrikan matriarchal foundations : the Igbo case by Ifi Amadiume( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Igbo : FF26( )

in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Igbo are located on both sides of the River Niger and occupy most of southeastern Nigeria. Igbo languages are part of the Kwa subgroup of the Niger-Congo language family. Igbo-speaking peoples can be divided into five geographically based subcultures: Northern Igbo, Southern Igbo, Western Igbo, Eastern Igbo, and Northeastern Igbo. This collection on the Igbo contains 37 documents and covers 900 A.D. to 1996
Circles of love : poems by Ifi Amadiume( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices draped in black : poems by Ifi Amadiume( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Männliche Töchter, weibliche Ehemänner : soziale Rollen und Geschlecht in einer afrikanischen Gesellschaft by Ifi Amadiume( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passion waves : poetry by Ifi Amadiume( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecstasy by Ifi Amadiume( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Igbo FF26( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Igbo are located on both sides of the River Niger and occupy most of southeastern Nigeria. Igbo languages are part of the Kwa subgroup of the Niger-Congo language family. Igbo-speaking peoples can be divided into five geographically based subcultures: Northern Igbo, Southern Igbo, Western Igbo, Eastern Igbo, and Northeastern Igbo. This collection on the Igbo contains 37 documents and covers 900 A.D. to 1996
Voices draped in black : literature of new climes by Ifi Amadiume( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mouth that spoke a falsehood will later speak the truth : going home to the field in eastern Nigeria by Ifi Amadiume( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bodies and choices: African matriarchs and mammy water( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Re-inventing Africa : matriarchy, religion, and culture Ifi Amadiume by Ifi Amadiume( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sex role -- Africa
Gender, political systems and social movements: a West African experience by Ifi Amadiume( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Male Daughters by Ifi Amadiume( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The social and cultural construction of gender realities in an Igbo society : Nnobi case study by Ifi Amadiume( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Male daughters, female husbands : gender and sex in an African society
Alternative Names
Amadiume, Victoria 1947-

Ifi Amadiume dichteres uit Nigeria

Ifi Amadiume Nigerian poet, anthropologist, and essayist

Ifi Amadiume nigerianische Autorin, Ethnologin und Feministin

Ifi Amadiume nigeriansk poet

Languages
English (126)

German (2)

Covers
Black womanhood : images, icons, and ideologies of the African bodyRe-inventing Africa : matriarchy, religion, and cultureDaughters of the goddess, daughters of imperialism : African women struggle for culture, power, and democracyThe politics of memory : truth, healing, and social justiceCircles of love : poemsVoices draped in black : poemsVoices draped in black : literature of new climes