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How feminist research and teaching gained a foothold in the Nigerian academy

By Abena Asefuaba Yalley, Postdoctoral fellow, University of Konstanz
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The unequal status of women persists, despite various waves of feminist activism around the world for centuries. One major gain of feminists, however, is the rate at which their views have spread and how far their influence now reaches.

But there’s a gap in knowledge of how feminism has developed – in practice and as an academic subject – in countries like Nigeria. Specifically, little has been done to trace the contributions of local writers, thinkers and activists to feminism.

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