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Which African Woman?: A Photo Essay

Abraham Ali


Diverse images of Kenyan women question the monolithic label "Kenyan woman" as a way of contesting the label "African woman." This photo essay further challenges the notion of women excluded from public spaces and the idea of one beauty ideal, providing a glimpse into the capacity of women on the continent to occupy multiple spaces and identities. Next time you are tempted to assign a single narrative for the women of Africa, stop and ask, "Who is the African woman?"


exhibition; photography; Kenyan women; African women; beauty; Abraham Ali

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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