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Selected Books on Women in Africa

July 2010

Thanks for this selection to Kathleen Sheldon, author of the standard reference work included in the list below (in two editions under different titles) and Research Scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women.

Nwando Achebe, Farmers, Traders, Warriors, and Kings: Female Power and Authority in Northern Igboland, 1900-1960.

Ousseina Alidou, Engaging Modernity: Muslim Women and the Politics of Agency in Postcolonial Niger.

Jean Allman, Susan Geiger, and Nakanyike Musisi, eds., Women in African Colonial Histories.

Susan Geiger, TANU women: Gender and Culture in the Making of Tanganyikan Nationalism, 1955-1965.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President.

Wangari Maathai, Unbowed: A Memoir.

Kathleen Sheldon, The A to Z of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Kathleen Sheldon, Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Lynn M. Thomas, Politics of the Womb: Women, Reproduction, and the State in Kenya.

Aili Mari Tripp, Isabel Casimiro, Joy Kwesiga, Alice Mungwa, African Women's Movements: Transforming Political Landscapes.

Women Writing Africa, Volume I: The Southern Region.

Women Writing Africa, Volume II: The West and the Sahel.

Women Writing Africa, Volume III: The Eastern Region.

Women Writing Africa, Volume IV: The Northern Region.

Women in Africa on Amazon UK