A few weeks ago, I wrote my first installment looking at feminism and marriage from an African perspective. In that piece, I raised the question; can the two go together? Here is the second part of the article in which I further interrogate this. This article continues exploring how young, African women feel about feminism…Details
Rufaro is a US-born Zimbabwean who spent the formative years of her life in Zimbabwe before moving back to the United States for college in 1999. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from University of the Pacific and a Master’s in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies at University of Sussex. Rufaro is Interim Coordinator for Priority Africa Network and fundraises for Mobilize the Immigrant Vote. She is interested in neo-Diasporan African women’s movements and African philanthropy.
‘Feminism’ has often been seen as a Western concept, but African women are increasingly redefining it to suit their own purposes. – Aili Mari Tripp Being feminist does not always mean subscribing to a certain type of epistemology. It is also an assumption of one’s claim which gives meaning and strength to the concept: changing…Details