By Nkiru Uwechia Nzegwu
Prior to eu colonialism, Igboland, a sector in Nigeria, was once a nonpatriarchal, nongendered society ruled through separate yet interdependent political platforms for women and men. within the final a hundred and fifty years, the Igbo relatives has passed through big structural adjustments in line with a barrage of cultural forces. significantly rereading social practices and oral and written histories of Igbo girls 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 deals a belief of equality in response to ancient Igbo family members constructions and practices that demanding situations the epistemological and ontological bases of Western feminist inquiry.
Nkiru Uwechia Nzegwu is Professor of Africana reviews and Philosophy at Binghamton college, country collage of recent York.
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