African Feminists: Talking the Walk- A programme hosted by the African Gender Institute

Upcoming Events...

Seminar Presentation: Decolonising Knowledges 101: In the Master's House by Professor Amina Mama

6 May 2015

Centre for African Studies Gallery, Level 2, Harry Oppenheimer Building, University of Cape Town

Amina Mama is Professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of California, Davis. She is a widely published and travelled Nigerian/British feminist activist, researcher and scholar. Amina Mama has lived and worked in Nigeria, South Africa, Britain, the Netherlands and the USA. She spent 10 years (1999-2009) leading the establishment of the University of Cape Town’s African Gender Institute as a continental resource dedicated to developing transformative scholarship bringing feminist theory and activism together. She is the founding editor of the continental journal of gender studies, Feminist Africa. Her publications include Beyond the Masks: Race, Gender and Subjectivity (Routledge 1995), Women’s Studies and Studies of Women in Africa (CODESRIA 1996), Engendering African Social Sciences (co-edited, CODESRIA 1997) and numerous book chapters and journal articles. Committed to strengthening activism and activist research in African contexts, her research interests include culture and subjectivity, politics and policy, women’s movements and militarism. She and Yaba Badoe co-produced a 50-minute documentary film titled ‘The Witches of Gambaga’ (2010). In 2014, Amina Mama was the Executive Producer of the film, ‘The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo’ which was directed by Yaba Badoe.

Contact People

Selina Mudavanhu
Tel: (+27) 21 650-4202

Hilda Ferguson
Tel: (+27) 21 650-2970

Past Events...

Talking the Walk: Launching the Programme: August 2011268.56 KB
Talking the Walk: Sindiso Mnisi Weeks & Margie Orford: April 2012356.69 KB
Talking the Walk main flyer: August 2012 302.76 KB
Talking the Walk: Sara Longwe: May 2012184.83 KB
Talking the Walk: Book Launch - Women and Security Governance in Africa (October 2011)146.57 KB
Talking the Walk: SWEAT, Gender DynamiX & AGI Conversations: August 2012158.67 KB
Talking the Walk: Case Study: Saartjie Baartman Centre Call to Action Video: August 2012214.42 KB
Talking the Walk: Celebrating 25 years of Agenda292.41 KB
Talking the Walk: 'The Witches of Gambaga'- Documentary Screening & Discussion with Yaba Badoe233.18 KB
Talking the Walk: Prof Jacqueline Rose lecturer: February 2013185.41 KB
Talking the Walk main flyer: February 2013277.75 KB
Talking the Walk: International Women’s Day event - 8 March 2013133.29 KB
Talking the Walk: Celebrating the Gender Equity Unit (University of the Western Cape): 20 years of Activism131.54 KB
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Talking the Walk: Cape Town Launch of Shemurenga & Documentary Screening203.61 KB
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