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Between Divas and Dimpers: A Review of Ifi Amadiume's Daughters of the Goddess, Daughters of Imperialism: African Women, Culture, Power & Democracy

Biko Agozino


Nkiru Nzegwu set tough (perhaps unnecessarily too tough in tone) new standards for the internal criticism of the work of fellow African scholars in her review of Ifi Amadiume’s Reinventing Africa: Matriarchy, Religion, Culture. It is difficult for someone to do justice to yet another book by Ifi Amadiume without demonstrating awareness of what Nzegwu has termed a ‘thorough reading’ for ‘a more effective critique’ in her response to Tola Olu Pearce’s appreciation of her initial intervention.

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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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