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The Women's War of 1929

Gender and Violence in Colonial Nigeria

Authors: Matera, M., Bastian, M., Kent, S.K., Kingsley Kent, S.

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About this book

In 1929, tens of thousands of south eastern Nigerian women rose up against British authority in what is known as the Women's War. This book brings togther, for the first time, the multiple perspectives of the war's colonized and colonial participants and examines its various actions within a single, gendered analytical frame.

About the authors

MARC MATERA Assistant Professor of Modern Britain, British Empire, and World History. He is the author of a number of articles on African and Caribbean intellectuals in Britain.
MISTY L. BASTIAN Professor of Anthropology at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, USA. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on Onitsha Igbo society, media and modern magic in southern Nigeria, Nigerian Pentecostalism in the twenty-first century, as well as on British colonialists and their encounters with Igbo-speaking peoples from 1870-1930. 
SUSAN KINGSLEY KENT Professor of History at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. She is the author of various publications including, most recently, History of Western Civilization since 1500: An Ecological Approach (2008, 2010); and Aftershocks: Politics and Trauma in Britain, 1918-1931 (2009).

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“The women’s war of 1929: Gender and Violence in Colonial Nigeria … provides one of the most detailed and multidimensional accounts of the circumstances that led to those events and their impact on the African-Colonial encounter. … The Women’s War of 1929 makes a significant contribution to studies of African women, gender, colonialism, and colonial violence. Matera, Bastian, and Kent retell a familiar story with new sources and insights, and present perspectives that enrich our knowledge of this remarkable event.” (Saheed Aderinto, African Studies Review, Vol. 58 (3), December, 2015)

"If the subject matter is familiar, the approach adopted here is nevertheless original. The book brings metropole and colony together by combining the expertise of two historians of Britain, Marc Matera and Susan Kingsley Kent with that of an anthropologist of Africa, Misty L. Bastian." - Journal of Twentieth Century British History


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Matera, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Pre- and Early Colonial Igbo Worlds

    Matera, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 15-44

  • The British View: The Chaotic World of Southeastern Nigeria

    Matera, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 45-77

  • The Twin Traumas of War and Influenza

    Matera, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 78-107

  • The Nwaobiala of 1925

    Matera, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 108-131

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Hardcover $150.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-30295-2
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Softcover $32.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-37777-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Women's War of 1929
Book Subtitle
Gender and Violence in Colonial Nigeria
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35606-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230356061
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30295-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33796-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-37777-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 278
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