Table of contents

  1. Oluyemi O. Fayomi, Oluwayemisi A. Adepoju, Grace T. Adebayo
  2. Simidele Dosekun
  3. Sharon Adetutu Omotoso
  4. Olivia A. T. Frimpong Kwapong
  5. Cecilia S. Obeng, Barnabas Obeng-Gyasi
  6. Egodi Uchendu, Zara Emmanuel Kwaghe
  7. Funmilayo Idowu Agbaje
  8. Christine Saidi, Catherine Cymone Fourshey, Rhonda M. Gonzales
  9. Olaocha Nwadiuto Nwabara
  10. Ezinwanyi E. Adam
  11. Zahia Smail Salhi, Meriem Bougherira
  12. Valentine M. Moghadam, Alice Verticelli
  13. Lefatshe Anna Moagi, Azwihangwisi Helen Mavhandu-Mudzusi

About this book


This definitive handbook is the first reference of its kind bringing together knowledge, scholarship, and debates on themes and issues concerning African women everywhere. It reviews and evaluates African women’s historical, cultural, social, political, economic, religious, private, local, and global lives and activities. Contributors offer a consistent emphasis on debunking erroneous and misleading myths about African women's roles and positions, bringing their previously marginalized stories to relief, and ultimately re-writing their histories. This reference work includes, to the greatest extent possible, the voices of African women themselves as writers of their own stories. The detailed, rigorous and up-to-date analyses in the work represent a variety of theoretical, methodological, and transdisciplinary approaches. This reference work will prove vital in charting new directions for the study of African women, and will reverberate in future studies, generating new debates and engendering further interest.


African Women Gender and African Studies Women's Movements in Africa African Women's Histories African Women's Culture African Women and Performance Research Methodologies and African Women African Women and Politics African Women and Conflict Gender-based Violence in Africa African Women and Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso
    • 1
  • Toyin Falola
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political Science and Public AdministrationBabcock UniversityIlishan RemoNigeria
  2. 2.Department of HistoryUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77030-7