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In Movement: Women in Africa and the African Diaspora

Henriette Gunkel, Zethu Matebeni, Catherine Raissiguier


The mass demonstrations that began in December 2010 in Tunisia and then spread to other parts of North Africa and the Middle East became recognizable as a decisive moment, globally and politically, for various reasons. The determination of the people in the streets reminded the world of the power of the collective and influenced new political strategies, most prominently the Occupy Movement that gained shape in light of the financial crisis. The images of the demonstrations in the streets provided us with a sense of revolutionary hope of a different tomorrow that would eventually affect all of us. The global North turned once again to the global South for inspiration and as a source of hope.


Women; Africa; Movement

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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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