women Africa

1:  Niara Sudarkasa- “The Status of Women” in Indigenous African Societies PDF
O. W. Ogbomo and Q. O. Ogbomo – Women and Society in Pre-colonial Iyede PDF
Emmanuelle Bouilly, Ophe lie Rillon & Hannah Cross- African women s struggles in a gender perspective PDF

 Write down a half-page summary of what you have learnt

 2: Women s Rights and Identities in Pre-colonial Africa
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The Manden Charter
Florence Ebila – A proper woman, in the African tradition : The construction of gender and nationalism in Wangari Maathai s autobiography Unbowed”

  Identify how pre colonial African societies protected women’s rights, and discuss the powers women had in some of the societies in the article.