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Palgrave Macmillan

Gender and Power in Sierra Leone

Women Chiefs of the Last Two Centuries

ISBN 9780230337923
Publication Date January 2012
Formats Ebook (PDF) Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This book addresses the gendered political authority in Sierra Leone, a relatively unknown topic, and looks at the part it plays in women's history, political history, political transformation in Africa, and global women's political leadership.

Lynda Day is Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Africana Studies Department at the Brooklyn CUNY.

Gender and Power: The Women Chiefs of Sierra Leone * Men's and Women's Cultural Associations: The Construction of Gender and Gendered Authority * Women of Authority Before the Colonial Era * Women Chiefs During the Nineteenth Century Wars of Trade, Expansion, and State-Building * Women Leaders and the Mediation of Colonial Rule * Women Chiefs and the Nation State * The Sierra Leone Civil War and the Challenges for Women's Customary Authority

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