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Title:Bwanika: consciousness and protest among slave women in Central Africa, 1886-1911
Author:Wright, M.ISNI
Book title:Women and slavery in Africa
Geographic terms:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:female slaves
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About person:Bwanikwa
Abstract:This paper begins with a survey of missionary, administrative, and African male interactions and ideologies, then it premises that the experience of slave women can be reconstructed only by seeking out the most direct and immediate evidence possible for the actions and words of women themselves. Hence this paper draws heavily on the autobiography of one particular woman, Bwanikwa, and also upon the testimony given by women in early colonial court cases. Sections: 1. Western images of female status. 2. Bwanikwa's life (Congo Free State, 1890-99 - Luapula, Northeastern Rhodesia, 1899-1911). 3. Slave women and colonial courts. 4. Consciousness and protest. Map, notes, ref.