Algunos nombres de la lucha de la mujer en África

Definitely a few authors who I will be looking into as I have yet to familiarize myself with their work. If Spanish is not a language you are familiar with… well I´m sorry
BUT, I would like to add two more authors to this list, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Molara Ogundipe, both Nigerian writer who have written about African feminism, more specifically as it relates to their home countries. Ogundipe is of an older generation, while Adichie has been in the headlines for her popular book Americanah. Adichie is a personal favorite of mine as I can relate so much to her works which relate to young women in the Nigerian culture who fight and struggle with the pressures placed on women in the Nigerian society. Particularly in her book Americanah, which I think tells of her personal experience coming from Nigeria to America, I can relate to her confusion with a lot of American customs and the struggle to find her place.

If you have free time and interest in African feminism, all of these authors are definitely worth looking into!

Afroféminas

Tsitsi Dangarembga. Foto de zimeye.com Tsitsi Dangarembga. Foto de zimeye.com

Generalmente cuando se habla de feminismo en la Diáspora se suele hacer alusión a figuras europeas conocidas como Virginia Woolf o afroamericanas  como Bell Brooks o Barbara Smith, pero ¿y qué hay de las feministas africanas? ¿acaso no existe ningún movimiento feminista en África? Pues lo cierto es que sí que hay feministas o womanistas (término acuñado por  la feminista afroamericana Alice Walker para designar el feminismo concerniente a las mujeres afroamericanas) en África, lo que pasa es que no oímos hablar de ellas casi nunca porque su voz no roza nuestros pensamientos.

Debido a esta falta de representación he decidido escribir este artículo, para hacer un pequeño tributo a éstas heroínas que sin querer llamarse así mismas feministas (porque ellas mismas no se llaman así ya que intentan alejarse de términos que ellas consideran reduccionistas y provenientes del mundo occidental) se han convertido en ejemplo…

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