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Women writing Africa. The Eastern region

Author: Amandina Lihamba
Publisher: New York : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2007.
Series: Women writing Africa project.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the daily lives of women, who have crafted descriptions of personal sufferings and triumphs, parliamentary speeches, fiction, poetry and songs, and the roles of women in creating an educated people in nations free from colonial rule. This third volume, "The Eastern Region", highlights 23 languages including English, German, and Swahili, and 5 east African countries: Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and  Read more...
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Women writing Africa. The Eastern region.
New York : The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2007
(OCoLC)608387427
Named Person: Englisch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amandina Lihamba
ISBN: 9781558615342 1558615342 9781558615359 1558615350
OCLC Number: 76064567
Description: xxv, 478 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: A note on the women writing Africa project / Tuzyline Jita Allan, Abena P.A. Busia, and Florence Howe --
Preface / Austin Bukenya --
Introduction / Amandina Lihamba, Fulata L. Moyo, M.M. Mulokozi, Naomi L. Shitemi, Saida Yahya-Othman --
Eighteenth and nineteenth centuries --
Peace and security / Sultan Fatima binti Muhammad Mkubwa --
From a mother's advice, and prayer: an epic poem / Mwana Kupona binti Msham --
A royal childhood in Zanzibar / Emily Ruete --
My God, why have you forsaken me? / Martha Thabi --
Let not your heart be troubled / Jessie Nyagondwe --
Ten times a slave / Bwanikwa --
Early twentieth century (1900-1935) --
Face to face with Wangu Wa Makeri / E. May Crawford --
Binti Ali the clever / Anonymous --
My student / Jane Elizabeth Chadwick and Eva Chadwick --
Four songs / Siti binti Saad --
Song of the coffee girls / Communal --
I want a divorce / Luiza --
Civilized motherhood / Zeina binti Mwinyipembe Sekinyaga --
A petition / Mwana Hashima binti Sheikh --
Letter opposing female circumcision / Nyambura wa Kihurani, Raheli Wariga wa Johanna, and Alice Murigo wa Meshak --
The word prostitute has confused us / Lusi Kyebakutika --
Should women be educated? / Emily Mkandawire --
Letter to the Bishop / Mothers union members --
Mid-twentieth century (1936-1969) --
Fighting for my chieftaincy / Chauwa Banda --
Modern Marriages / Princess Kaiko Nambayo --
Letters on women's education / Martha Kapanga and Mrs. E. Akapelwa Inambwae --
Domestic violence / Erusa Kibanda --
Letters from Africa to a daughter in England / Nellie Grant --
Wartime in Zanzibar / Zeyana Ali Muh'd --
Letters on race and politics / Elspeth Huxley and Margery Perham --
When Ogres lived / Miriam Wandai --
An African marries a white through mere worldly desires / C.M. binti Hassan --
Fighting for widow's property and the right to refuse marriage / Nyense Namwandu --
Women are human beings / Z and G --
Two poems / Bibi Pirira Athumani --
Gidmay: farwell to a bride / Communal --
From slavery to freedom / Mama Meli --
The importance of reading / L.B. --
Birds will mourn her / Ng'washi ng'wana Nzuluge --
Letter on owning land / Zaynab Himid Muhamed --
Debate on higher education / Florence Lubega --
On education / Joyce Masembe Mpanga --
Praised be Jesus Christ: a letter / Anonymous --
The princess of politics / Princess Nakatindi --
Letter on seclusion / S. Nyakire --
An unusual girlhood / Genda Mislay Lohi --
The truth will always speak / Rose Chibambo --
What we have in common / Susan Buxton Wood --
The advancement of women / Barbro Johansson --
Africans are not poor / Lucy Lameck --
Sacrifices for change / Bibi Titi Mohamed --
Model day during the emergency / Hannah Kahiga --
Elizabeth / Grace Akinyi Ogot --
The retreat / Hamida Mohamedali --
Three poems / Rose Mbowa --
Late twentieth century (1970-1995) --
Pray, no revenge / Grace Akello --
The mischievous cow / Miriam K. Were --
A barmaid's life / Anna Chipaka --
Two satirical poems / Fatma binti Athman --
From Hush, my child hush, of onions and frankincense / Zaynab Himid Mohammed --
Speech on international women's day / Miria Obote --
The language of healers / Queen Namunyala --
Creating in the mother-tongue / Penina Muhando Mlama --
Fighting for what belonged to me / Tsitsi V. Himunyanga-Phiri --
We want to be sisters / Sister Mary John --
Learning the sex trade / Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye --
Warrior women / Field Marshal Muthoni-Kirima --
Tryst with peril / Elieshi Lema --
Let us praise Phoebe, our MP / Grace Awach --
Life and death / Margaret A. Ogola --
Nakayima and the wonder tree / Ester Nakate --
Every woman a child of God / Janet Karim --
Memories of a Zanzibar wedding / Zehra Peera --
Into the twenty-first century (1996-2004) --
One blanket / Communal --
Songs complaining about husbands and lovers --
The impotent one climbed a tree / Langi Women of Odokomit --
The greedy husband / S.C. Hara --
Three Visekese songs / Women of Rumphi district --
Make love and not babies / Loise Kalondu wa Maseki --
The irresponsible husband / Njira Chenga --
Vimbuza songs / Communal --
Beijing, Beijing / Monde Sifuniso --
The wasting disease / Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye --
I am tired of talking in metaphors / Susan Kiguli --
Independence, 1962 / Winnie Munyarugerero --
Two poems / Vuyo Ophelia Wagi --
The singing drum / Mary Penelope Mfune --
Seeking my husband in Kenya / Neera Kapur-Dromson --
Fighting for women's rights / Sarah Nyendwoha Ntiro --
A courageous woman / Loise Kalondu wa Maseki --
Two riddle poems / Pelagia Aloyse Katunzi --
Protest against polygamy / Loise Kalondu wa Maseki --
Rwanda: in the shadow of God / Goretti Kyomuhendo --
Mekatilili, the Mijikenda warrior / Hannah Tsumah --
I want school, not marriage / Esther Mwachombo --
From slavery to school / Charlotte Poda --
Two poems / Katherine Wanjiru Getao --
Allisoo is an insult / Qabale Kosi, Shane Halake, and Darmi Dida --
Pounding songs / Mbuyu Nalumango --
Six rural protest songs --
I am sitting down to write this letter / Santa Apoto --
Apoto the girl / Beta Aida --
When we say / Lalweny Fanta --
Without women / Sarah Atoo --
The monstrous disease / Sarah Atoo --
We are now equal / Christine Lamwaka --
My mother, my hero / Esther Shadrack Mwachiru --
Lullabies --
Nine lullabies from Zanzibar / Communal --
Four lullabies from Uganda / Communal --
Four lullabies from Zambia / Communal --
I must call myself a feminist / Miria Matembe --
The female husband / Ruth Meena --
Language in Tanzania / Martha Qorro --
In the stars / Monica Arac de Nyeko --
The story of Wacu / Margaret Wangui Mwema --
Nobel peace prize lecture / Wangari Maathai.
Series Title: Women writing Africa project.
Other Titles: Eastern region
Responsibility: edited by Amandina Lihamba [and others].
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Focuses on the daily lives of women, who have crafted descriptions of personal sufferings and triumphs, parliamentary speeches, fiction, poetry and songs, and the roles of women in creating an educated people in nations free from colonial rule. This third volume, "The Eastern Region", highlights 23 languages including English, German, and Swahili, and 5 east African countries: Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. It focuses on the daily lives of women, who have crafted descriptions of personal sufferings and triumphs, parliamentary speeches, fiction, poetry and songs, and the roles of women in creating an educated people in nations free from colonial rule.

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