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Women in Africa and the Diaspora

Stanlie James and Aili Mari Tripp, Series Editors

Advisory Board, Women in Africa: Sylvia Tamale, Nkiru Nzegwu, Nancy Hunt, Dorothy Hodgson, Amina Mama, and Filomena Steady

Advisory Board, African Women in the Diaspora: Carol Boyce Davies, Barbara Ransby, Bonnie Thornton Dill, Freida High Tesfagiorgis, and Lynn Bolles

The University of Wisconsin Press invites submissions of innovative book-length manuscripts to its book series on Women in Africa and the Diaspora, including women of African descent in the Americas. We invite manuscripts based on original research concerning women as political, economic, cultural, and religious actors. We especially welcome interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work that addresses questions and debates of broad theoretical, empirical, and methodological significance. Submissions that demonstrate the comparative implications of African and diasporic women’s experiences both across and beyond the continent are encouraged.

The Press is especially interested in topics such as women/gender and politics, religion, sexuality, law, human rights, health, the family, the environment, conflict resolution, race and ethnicity, women’s movements, feminism, and globalization. We are also soliciting manuscripts on women and authority, women as political and spiritual leaders, women’s knowledge and ways of knowing, and women healers. We are particularly interested in books on historic and contemporary transnational linkages between African American women and African women in the Diaspora more generally. Manuscripts on literature and popular culture, representation and identity construction, as well as autobiographies and biographies are also welcome.

Selection of manuscripts is based on the significance of the topic, quality of scholarship, clarity and style of presentation, and marketability.

Please send all inquiries to Gwen Walker.

Muslim Women in Postcolonial Kenya

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Muslim Women in Postcolonial Kenya
Leadership, Representation, and Social Change
Ousseina D. Alidou

“Alidou introduces readers to extraordinary Kenyan Muslim women who deftly weave together secular, religious, and activist perspectives to transform their communities. Their stories, and Alidou’s astute analysis, portray the challenges facing twenty-first-century agents of change.”
—Susan Hirsch, author of Pronouncing and Persevering: Gender and the Discourses of Disputing in an African Islamic Court

 

Genocide Lives in Us

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Genocide Lives in Us
Women, Memory, and Silence in Rwanda
Jennie E. Burnet

“A profoundly empathetic and comprehensive narrative that goes to the bottom of Rwandans’ everyday struggles triggered by a contextual and inevitable urge to face their own violent past.”
—Aloys Habimana, Rwandan human rights lawyer

 

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