Feminist Africa 21. 2016: The Politics of Fashion and Beauty in Africa

Issue 21. 2016: The Politics of Fashion and Beauty in Africa view entire journal

Preliminary Pages









Editorial: The Politics of Fashion and Beauty in Africa 
– by Simidele Dosekun 


African Women Do Not Look Good in Wigs: Gender, Beauty Rituals and Cultural Identity in Anglophone Cameroon, 1961-1972
– by Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué

Contesting Beauty: Black Lesbians on the Stage
– by Zethu Matebeni

“These Girls’ Fashion is Sick!”: An African City and the Geography of Sartorial Worldliness
– by Grace Adeniyi Ogunyankin

Skimpy Fashion and Sexuality in Sheebah Karungi’s Performances
– by Evelyn Lutwama-Rukundo


The weave as an ‘unhappy’ technology of black femininity
– by Simidele Dosekun 

 Dreadlocks as a Symbol of Resistance: Performance and Reflexivity
– by Tendai Mutukwa

In Conversation

Doing Beauty as African Feminists: A Conversation between Aleya Kassam, Fatma Emam, Valérie Bah and Yewande Omotoso


Profile: ‘Keep Your Eyes off My Thighs’: A Feminist Analysis of Uganda’s ‘Miniskirt Law’
– by  Sylvia Tamale


Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul. By Tanisha C. Ford. Durham: University of North Carolina Press, 2015
– by Kabura Nganga

Regarding Muslims: From Slavery to Postapartheid. By Gabeba Baderoon. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2014.
– by Sa’diyya Shaikh