Women speaking for women in the academia
Hello Dear Club Members, I trust you are doing great.
Once more, it has always been my pleasure to share with you a couple of books by women in the academia. These are books I have read and I strongly believe it is relevant, especially for those interested in issues on Politics, Security and Development; feminism, masculinity and gender from an African perspective.
1. When Hens Begin to Crow: Gender and Parliamentary Politics in Uganda, Sylvia Tamale, Fountain Publishers, Kampala- Uganda,1999
When Hens Begins to Crow is a thoughtful and thought-provoking review of the past and current experience of women in politics in Uganda. With clarity and eloquence, Sylvia Tamale portrays the complexities involved in Uganda’s effort to promote the advancement of women through affirmative action at a parliamentary level. ..(Jessica Neuwirth)
2. Women and the Remarking of Politic in Southern Africa: Negotiating Autonomy, Incorporation and Representation, Gisela Geisler, Nordiska Afrikainstitutet,2004
Women and the Rethinking of Politics in Southern Africa is an excellent piece of research that provides deep insight on women’s experience in the politics within the Southern Africa bloc. The study looks at women’s struggle from the inception of most women movement. Geisler work is based on intense and strategic interviews, press analysis etc.