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By Ifi Amadiume

This awesome ebook concerns a clarion demand a brand new knowing of Africa. the writer of the best-selling Male Daughters/Female Husbands right here concerns a problem to western anthropologists to acknowledge their very own complicity in generating a model of Africa that's frequently little greater than a mirrored image in their personal class-based, patriarchal thought.

Professor Amadiume calls in its place for a brand new heritage of Africa, made and written through Africans. this can be this type of book.

The book

* explores how imperialism, violence, patriarchy and class-based social buildings - initially imposed by way of colonialism - became internalized to lead to a latest Africa cursed with neo-colonial states.

* uncovers the hidden matriarchal historical past of Africa which keeps to empower girls in political fight during the continent

* seems to be on the masculinization of indigenous African religions, effected mostly by means of the imposition of Christianity and Islam

* offers a advisor to the most Afro-centric social theorists, writing a brand new social historical past in their continent.

Dedicated to the diasporic African groups of their fight to build substitute, anti-racist and anti-imperialist epistemologies of self-representation and self-generated beliefs, this can be the start of a brand new imaginative and prescient of Africa, from the strong voice of an African lady.

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