Editorial Info

Feminist Africa is a continental gender studies journal produced by the community of feminist scholars. It provides a platform for intellectual and activist research, dialogue and strategy. Feminist Africa attends to the complex and diverse dynamics of creativity and resistance that have emerged in postcolonial Africa, and the manner in which these are shaped by the shifting global geopolitical configurations of power.

It is currently based at the African Gender Institute in Cape Town.


Feminist Africa is guided by a profound commitment to transforming gender hierarchies in Africa, and seeks to redress injustice and inequality in its content and design, and by its open-access and continentally-targeted distribution strategy. Feminist Africa targets gender researchers, students, educators, women’s organisations and feminist activists throughout Africa. It works to develop a feminist intellectual community by promoting and enhancing African women’s intellectual work. To overcome the access and distribution challenges facing conventional academic publications, Feminist Africa deploys a dual dissemination strategy, using the Internet as a key tool for knowledge-sharing and communication, while making hard copies available to those based at African institutions.

Two issues are produced per annum, in accordance with themes specified in the calls for contributions.

The editorial team can be contacted at agi-feministafrica@uct.ac.za

The Feminist Africa team acknowledges the intellectual input of the community of African feminist scholars and the Editorial Advisory Board.

We thank HIVOS and the African Women’s Development Fund for their financial support towards production and publication.


The views expressed by contributors to Feminist Africa are not necessarily those of the Editors, Editorial Advisory Board, the African Gender Institute, or our partners. While every reasonable effort is made to check factual accuracy in published material, the contributors are ultimately responsible for verifying claims made in their writings. Neither Feminist Africa nor the African Gender Institute will be responsible for errors or inaccuracies in contributions.

Amina Mama

Jane Bennett, Barbara Boswell, Victoria Collis-Buthelezi, Simidele Dosekun, Divine Fuh, Akosua Koranteng, Christopher Ouma, Amrita Pande, Sylvia Tamale, Sandra Manuel, Selina Mudavanhu


The editorial advisory group of Feminist Africa consists of scholars and researchers, located in different fields in the social sciences and humanities, who offer their expertise to the development and dissemination of Feminist Africa as an innovative African-focused journal. Advisory group members are:

Akosua Adamako-Ampofo, Bibi Bakare- Yusuf, Teresa Barnes, Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Hope Chigudu, Tsitsi Dangaremba, Carole Boyce Davies, Simidele Dosekun, Amanda Gouws, Pregs Govender, Pumla Dineo Gqola, Shireen Hassim, Desiree Lewis, Zine Magubane, Takyiwaa Manuh, Helen Moffett, Chandra Mohanty, Patricia Mohammed, Patricia McFadden, Ruth Ochieng, Margo Okazawa-Rey, Awino Okech, Charmaine Pereira, Jennifer Radloff, Rhoda Reddock, Vasu Reddy, Kopano Ratele, Ebrima Sall, Fatou Sow, Julia Sudbury, Sylvia Tamale, Dzodzi Tsikata, Zenebeworke Tadesse, Muthoni Wanyeki and Paul Zeleza.


Feminist Africa has a submissions policy determined by the continental focus and capacity-building aims of the African Gender Institute’s “Gender and Women’s Studies in Africa” project. Periodic calls for contributions along particular themes should guide submissions. Calls for submissions are usually posted on this website (under the Feminist Africa and News sections) as well as on the AGI's social media sites (Facebook and Twitter). All contributions must register the centrality of gender analysis and politics to past, present and ongoing processes of social, political and cultural change in Africa. We regret that we cannot respond to all unsolicited submissions.
Please submit electronic contributions to agi-feministafrica@uct.ac.za  We regret that we do not have the capacity to consider contributions in languages other than English.

All submissions to Feminist Africa must use the FA style guide, and should not include graphics. Feature articles should be between 5 000-6 000 words. For information on the word limit of other contributions, please refer to the editorial policy and style guide document below.



Contributions submitted to Feminist Africa are considered by the editorial team. Feature articles are peer-reviewed by readers with expertise in relevant areas. Editorial discretion in relation to submitted work resides with the editorial team.


The authors and artists hold individual copyright. Overall copyright is held by the African Gender Institute. Material, artwork extracts and articles from Feminist Africa may not be reproduced in any form of print or electronic publication without the permission of the Editors, who can be contacted at agi-feministafrica@uct.ac.za. Requests for permission to reproduce material will not be granted until one calendar year after first online publication in Feminist Africa has lapsed.

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