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Women and the Nigeria-Biafra war : reframing gender and conflict in Africa

Gloria Chuku (Editor), Sussie U. Aham-Okoro (Editor)
"This comprehensive study of the Nigeria-Biafra War through the lens of gender captures women's complex experiences and the valiant ways they carried out old and new responsibilities in wartime and postwar Nigeria. It fills a gap in war scholarship fifty years after the conflict by presenting women as embodiments of vulnerability and agency"-- Provided by publisher
eBook, English, 2020
Lexington Books, Lanham, Maryland, 2020
1 online resource (xi, 338 pages) : illustrations, map
9781793617859, 1793617856
Part I. Writing about warring women in prewar, wartime, and postwar Nigeria. Introduction : writing about women and the Nigeria-Biafra War / Gloria Chuku
Undressing to redress : the sexual politics of protests in colonial and post-colonial Southeastern Nigeria / Bright Alozie
Part II. Women's war life stories and memoirs. Becoming Biafran : the civil war writing of Rosina Umelo / S. Elizabeth Bird
Nwanyi B'uno : reflections on Angelina Ihejirika's memoir on the Nigeria-Biafra War / Christine N. Ohale
Invisible loss : Rose Njoku's narration of familial loss in the Nigeria-Biafra War / Comfort Olajumoke Verissimo
Women, war memories and counter memories : stories of survival, resilience and empowerment / Sussie U. Aham Okoro
Part III. War conditions and women's coping strategies. Rape as a moral attack against women in the Nigeria-Biafra War / Mary Rose-Claret Ogbuehi
Igbo maidens and the Nigeria-Biafra War, 1967-1970 : interethnic marriage or forced migration? / Nathaniel B. Gimba Luka
Igbo women's fashion and the Nigeria-Biafra War / Chukwuemeka Nwigwe
Part IV. Women, consequences, and postwar rehabilitation. Igbo women and postwar reconstruction, rehabilitation, and reconciliation efforts in Nigeria, 1968-1975 / Gloria Chuku
Impact of the Nigeria-Biafra War on the education of girls in Eastern Nigeria / Zara Emanuel Kwaghe
Igbo women's experience in Northern Nigeria during the Nigeria-Biafra War, 1967-1970 : a study in lessons of trauma and backlash / Aisha Balarabe Bawa
Women and war crimes : highlighting progress on gender-based legislation in international criminal justice since the Nigeria-Biafra War / Chinyere Eze-Nliam
Part V. The war and literary representations of women. Narratives of trauma and struggle in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a yellow sun / Blessing Diala-Ogamba
The wrath of war and the ruin of the woman : a sociocritical analysis of Half of a yellow sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie / Ngozi Kris-Ogbodo and Marinus Samoh Yong Access restricted to 1 concurrent user