By Nkiru Uwechia Nzegwu
Prior to eu colonialism, Igboland, a area in Nigeria, was once a nonpatriarchal, nongendered society ruled through separate yet interdependent political structures for women and men. within the final a hundred and fifty years, the Igbo kinfolk has gone through massive structural alterations in accordance with a barrage of cultural forces. significantly rereading social practices and oral and written histories of Igbo ladies and the society, Nkiru Uwechia Nzegwu demonstrates how colonial legislation, edicts, and judicial associations facilitated the production of gender inequality in Igbo society. Nzegwu exposes the not likely convergence of Western feminist and African male judges’ assumptions approximately “traditional” African values the place ladies are subordinate and oppressed. as a substitute she bargains a notion of equality in line with historic Igbo kinfolk buildings and practices that demanding situations the epistemological and ontological bases of Western feminist inquiry.
Nkiru Uwechia Nzegwu is Professor of Africana reports and Philosophy at Binghamton collage, kingdom collage of latest York.
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