The HerStory Project: Volume I

Anthonia Makwemoisa (Ed.)

The HerStory Project is a stirring kaleidoscope of thirty-three exemplary women from different backgrounds, temperaments, passions, and achievements. The stories of these women, drawn from Botswana, Ghana, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe, challenge and move beyond long-held traditions of gender discrimination and cultural inhibitions to reveal individuals whose determination and self-belief have had tremendous impact on their livelihoods, communities and nations. These narratives redefine and delineate the contours of women empowerment and leadership in African communities, broadening the discourse to include the transformative power of the individual and her society.

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Contributors to Volume I

• Doyin Abiola • Pamela Adedayo • Adetutu Adeleke • Mayen Adetiba • Pamela Ajayi • Carlene Alaja-Browne • Gladys Ashitey • Bola Atta • Bolanle Awe • Dere Awosika • Opral Benson • Olayinka Blackshear • Akua Sena Dansua • Esther Obeng Dapaah • Oyinade Elebute • Christy Essien Igbokwe • Mosunmade Faderin • Kehinde Kamson • Abioye Kusamotu • Bontshetse Mazile • Bennedikter Molokwu • Aminata Mbengue Ndiaye • Ndidi Nwuneli • Olusola Obada • Bashirat Odunewu • Debbie Ogunjobi • Elsie Omidiji • Olufunke Iyabo Osibodu • Aisha Oyebode • Tinuade Oyekunle • Veronica Piserchia • Zenebeworke Tadesse • Folashade Thomas-Fahm

Author Details

Anthonia Makwemoisa holds a doctorate in English from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is Executive Director of the African Cultural Institute, a research and publishing organization based in Lagos. She is an associate editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Cultural Studies, and editor of the Women of Valour series, a project that documents the lives of successful African women.

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ISBNs: 978-2-35926-003-8

Extent: 288 pp, 229x152 mm

Price: $34.95 • £20.99 • 25 • CFA15000

Release Date: August 2011

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