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Title:Stepping Forward: Black Women in Africa and the Americas
Editors:Higgs, CatherineISNI
Moss, Barbara A.ISNI
Ferguson, Earline RaeISNI
City of publisher:Athens, OH
Publisher:Ohio University Press
ISBN:0821414569; 0821414550
Geographic terms:Sierra Leone
South Africa
African Americans
social conditions
black women
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This volume presents the edited proceedings of a conference held at the University of Tennessee from September 15 to 18, 1999. The conference brought together scholars from South Africa, Jamaica and the United States to examine the experiences of 19th and 20th-century black women in African and African diasporan communities. In the African context, the authors examine the white settler societies of Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa and the black settler societies of Liberia and Sierra Leone. The study presents a comparative look at basic themes by pairing one essay on Africa with another on the diaspora. The chapters fit into five broad thematic categories: religion, education, political activism, migration and cultural transformation. Contributions on Africa: British colonial policy toward education and the roots of gender inequality in Sierra Leone, 1896-1961 (Sylvia Ojukutu-Macauley) - The search for Anna Erskine: African American women in nineteenth-century Liberia (Nemata Blyden) - Helping ourselves: black women and grassroots activism in segregated South Africa, 1922-1952 (Catherine Higgs) - Witchcraft, women, and taxes in the Transkei, South Africa, 1930-1963 (Sean Redding) - No place to call home: refugee and internally displaced women in Kenya (Cassandra R. Veney) - Mai Chaza and the politics of motherhood in colonial Zimbabwe (Barbara A. Moss) - Gender and political struggle in Kenya, 1948-1998 (Cora A. Presley) - Strategies for survival by Luo female artists in the rural environment in Kenya (Patricia Achieng Opondo) - Owning what we know: racial controversies in South African feminism, 1991-1998 (Teresa Barnes). [ASC Leiden abstract]