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Oyibo Ekwulo Odinamadu: A Woman of History

Obi Nwakanma


Oyibo Odinamadu, an icon of politics, civil rights and the womens movement, made a name for herself as a leader of various womens organizations and as a public servant in Nigeria. She was especially active in the founding of the National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) and was president of the Eastern Nigeria wing of the Council from 1958 until she joined active partisan politics in 1978. In this interview with Obi Nwakama conducted during a visit to Raleigh, North Carolina, she provides a comprehensive overview of her administrative, professional, and political work.


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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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