Feminism: The Quest for An African Variant


Ebunoluwa, Sotunsa Mobolanle. 2009. “Feminism: The Quest for An African Variant.” Journal of Pan African Studies 3 (1): 227–34.

Author: Sotunsa Mobolanle Ebunoluwa


The exigency of a global female gender theory has generated an on-going debate. Feminism, due to its inadequacies birthed womanism, an African-American variant. Womanism in turn purports to interpret Black female experiences globally. Although some African women have identified with womanism, this paper examines to what extent womanism delineates the indigenous African women's experiences, worldviews and perception. In addition to exploring the various positions of female African literary luminaries, this paper outlines some principles for a truly indigenous African womanist stance.

Topics: Feminisms, Gender, Women, Indigenous Regions: Africa

Year: 2009

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