Chapter 5: Fanon & the African Woman Combatant


Nhema, Alfred G. 2008. “Chapter 5: Fanon & the African Woman Combatant.” In The Roots of African Conflicts: The Causes & Costs. Ohio University Press.

Author: Alfred Nhema


"Violent conflicts have exacted a heavy toll on Africa's societies, polities and economies. This title presents African scholars' views of why conflicts start in their continent. The causes of conflict are too often examined by scholars from the countries that run the proxy wars and sell the arms to fuel them" (WorldCat).


Table of Contents

List of Tables & Figures Acknowledgements

Notes on Contributors

List of Acronyms

Introduction: The Causes & Costs of War in Africa: From Liberation Struggles to the 'War on Terror' - Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

Prologue: Conflict in Africa: An Overview - Ali A. Mazrui

1. When States Implode: Africa's Civil Wars 1950-92 - Errol A. Henderson

2. Multiple Complexity & Prospects for Reconciliation & Unity: The Sudan Conundrum - Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed

3. 'You Don't Belong Here' Citizenship, the State & Africa's Conflicts: Reflections on Ivory Coast - John Akokpari

4. The Terrible Toll of Postcolonial Rebel Movements: Towards an Explanation of the Violence against the Peasantry - Thandika Mkandawire

5. Fanon & the African Woman Combatant: Updating Fanon's Psychological Perspectives on Anti-Colonial & Postcolonial Wars - Aaronette M. White

6. Fighting Locally, Connecting Globally: Inside & Outside Dimensions of African Conflic - Sandra J. Maclean

7. Legislative Responses to Terrorism & the Protection of Human Rights: A Survey of Selected African Practice - Cephas Lumina

8. Conflicts & Implications for Poverty & Food Security Policies in Africa Fondo Sikod

9. Two Africas? Two Ugandas?: An African 'Democratic Developmental State'? or another 'Failed State'? - Timothy M. Shaw and Pamela K. Mbabazi


Topics: Armed Conflict, Civil Wars, Combatants, Female Combatants, Feminisms, Gender, Women Regions: Africa

Year: 2008

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