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Review of African Gender Studies, (2005) and Readings in Gender in Africa (2005)

Z Etoile Imma


These two recent collections foreground the emergence of gender studies as an ever-growing area within the wide field that is African Studies. While both volumes provide important contextual and historical information on the central theoretical debates in African gender studies, the two volumes seem to posit different approaches to remedy the intellectual and political discourses that have dangerously superimposed monolithic versions of gender relations onto African relations (Cornwall 7).

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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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