oa African Yearbook of Rhetoric - African feminism : the African woman's struggle for identity

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-2188
  • E-ISSN: 2305-7785



There is an interesting point, where at the crossroads of being a researcher of rhetoric and an observer of gender relations in Africa, I find that my biology of being a woman filters the experiences of how I understand literature, arguments and social interactions. I view this as a result of accepting how my biology and socialisation (in and outside the academic environment) have influenced to a large extent my relations with men, women and texts. With this in mind, the question I seek to answer is how do women create and maintain identities for themselves in Africa, particularly in the academic public sphere?

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