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For Women and the Nation : FUNMILAYO RANSOME-KUTI OF NIGERIA

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Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was a Nigerian feminist who fought for suffrage and equal rights for her countrywomen long before the second wave of the women's movement in the United States. She also joined the struggle for Nigerian independence as an activist in the anticolonial movement. "For Women and the Nation" is the story of this courageous woman, one of a handful of full-length biographies of African women activists. It will be welcomed by students of women's studies, African history, and biography, as well as by opponents of the Nigerian military regime that has held one of her sons, Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti, in solitary confinement since August 1995. Cheryl Johnson-Odim, chair and associate professor of history at Loyola University in Chicago, is coeditor of "Expanding the Boundaries of Women's History". Nina Emma MBA, senior lecturer in history at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, is the author of "Nigerian Women Mobilized" and "Ayo Rosijc".show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 150.1 x 227.8 x 17.5mm | 418.02g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • illustrations, map
  • 0252066138
  • 9780252066139
  • 1,434,497

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Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was a Nigerian activist who fought for suffrage and equal rights for her countrywomen long before the second wave of the women's movement in the United States. Her involvement in international women's organizations led her to travel the world in the period following World War II. She championed the causes of the poor and downtrodden of both sexes as she joined the anticolonial movement struggling for Nigeria's independence. For Women and the Nation is the story of this courageous woman. One of a handful of full-length biographies of African women, let alone of African women activists, it will be welcomed by students of women's studies, African history, and biography, as well as by those interested in exploring the historical background of Nigeria.show more

Table of contents

Historical background -- "We two form a multitude" : the ancestors -- "When l whispers" : early marriage and family life -- "Lioness of Lisabi" : the fall a ruler -- "A true citizen" : the national arena -- "For their freedoms" : t international sphere -- "Virtue is better than wealth" : death and legacy.show more

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