Amina Mama

Amina Mama is a Nigerian-British feminist and academic known for her work on gender and politics in Africa. She has contributed significantly to African feminist scholarship and has held various academic positions, including the directorship of the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town. Her research interests include gender studies, postcolonial military studies, and the intersection of gender, militarism, and war. She has written extensively on these topics and is recognized as a leading figure in African feminist thought.


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  1. 1. Beyond The Mask, Race, Gender And Identity

    In this thought-provoking book, the author delves into the complex intersections of race, gender, and identity. Through a combination of personal narratives, historical analysis, and social theory, Mama explores how these constructs shape and influence our lives. She challenges conventional ideas and offers a critical examination of power dynamics, highlighting the ways in which race and gender intersect to create unique experiences and oppressions. With a focus on African women's experiences, Mama calls for a reimagining of identity that goes beyond simplistic categorizations, and instead embraces the complexity and fluidity of human existence.

    The 5842nd Greatest Book of All Time