Feminist Africa Issue 1. 2002: Intellectual Politics

 

 Issue 1.2002 - Intellectual Politics

 

 

 

 

CONTENTS

EDITORIAL
Editorial
- by Amina Mama

FEATURE ARTICLES
Exploration of a "Gap": Strategising Gender Equity in African Universities
- by Jane Bennett

Between Knowing and Imagining - What Space for Feminism in Scholarship on Africa
- by Charmaine Pereira

African Universitites and Globalisation
- by Paul Zeleza

STANDPOINT
This forum opens up a space for polemical or reflective views on the theme of the current issue of Feminist Africa. These views are prompted by work published in the issue, but offer independent reflections. The publication of views in this forum after the publication of the issue is aimed at generating ongoing debate and conversation.

Coming Out and Being Proudly Threatening: Feminist Activists and African Academies[1]
- by Pumla Dineo Gqola
Pumla Dineo Gqola, womanist scholar, writer and lecturer based at the University of the Free State, South Africa

A Note on the Grammar of Intellectuals
- by Kopano Ratele
Kopano Ratele, lecturer at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Is Sisterhood Possible? Racial (Dis)Harmony and Feminism in Higher Education
- by Relebohile Moletsane
Relebohile Moletsane, lecturer at the University of Natal, South Africa

Intellectual Politics and Radical Feminist Praxis
- by Patricia McFadden
Pat McFadden, a feminist activist and scholar who has worked for many years in Zimbabwe, is the editor of SAFERE. She is currently based in the United States

GENDER RESEARCH/ TEACHING FORUM
Deborah Kasente looks at the Makerere Gender Studies Centre, focusing on its challenges and triumphs.

Ruth Ochieng talks about ICTs and gender networking.

Shereen Essof gives students' perspectives on academic life.

PROFILES
Obituary: Dr. Nina Mba (24th April 1944 - 14th January 2002)
- by Bolanle Awe

Profile of Women's Research and Documentation Centre, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
- by Abiola Odejide

IN CONVERSATION
Joanne Henry speaks to Dorothy Okello, Coordinator of the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) and member of APC-Africa-Women, about WOUGNET.

Desiree Lewis talks to Molara Ogundipe, leading feminist theorist, poet, literary critic, educator and activist, about the interface of education, culture and politics.

REVIEWS
Terri Barnes reviews Women and Education in sub-Saharan Africa: Power, Opportunities and Constraints by Bloch, M., Beoku-Betts, J. and Tabachnick, B. eds.

Barbara Boswell reviews Women's Access to Higher Education in Africa: Uganda's Experience. by Kwesiga, J.