MALE DAUGHTERS, FEMALE HUSBANDS, gender and sex in an African society, with a foreword by Pat Caplan

: Amadiume (I.)

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223pp., illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, London, (1987) 2021


Winner of the 1989 Choice Outstanding Academic Book of the Year award.

Ifi Amadiume’s study of gender and sex in her hometown of Nnobi in south-eastern Nigeria.

Poet, activist and academic Ifi Amadiume is currently Associate Professor at Dartmouth College, Hanover, where she teaches in both the Department of Religion and the African-American Studies Programme. She is the author of Re-inventing Africa: Matriarchy, Religion and Culture and Daughters of the Goddess, Daughters of Imperialism: African women struggle for culture, power and democracy.