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Women's roles in sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Toyin Falola; Nana Akua Amponsah
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, ©2012.
Series: Women's roles through history.
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Women play essential, critical roles in every society; African women south of the Sahara are certainly no different. Women's Roles in Sub-Saharan Africa adds significantly to our understanding of the ways in which women contribute to the fabric of human civilization. This book provides an indepth exploration of African women's roles in society from precolonial periods to the contemporary era. Topical sections  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toyin Falola; Nana Akua Amponsah
ISBN: 9780313385445 0313385440 9780313385452 0313385459
OCLC Number: 701807988
Description: xvii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Women and courtship and marriage --
Women and family --
Women and religion --
Women and work --
Women and the arts and literature --
Women and government --
Women and education.
Series Title: Women's roles through history.
Responsibility: Toyin Falola and Nana Akua Amponsah.

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This exhaustive exploration of the sociocultural, political, and economic roles of African women through history demonstrates how African women have shaped-and continue to shape-their societies.  Read more...

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"In this wide-ranging study, emerging scholar of women's and gender history Amponsah (doctoral student, Univ. of Texas) and prolific UT historian Falola, the author or editor of more than 100 books, Read more...

 
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