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Feminist Africa 21. 2016: The Politics of Fashion and Beauty in Africa

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Preliminary Pages

Editorial: The Politics of Fashion and Beauty in Africa
– by Simidele Dosekun


African Women Do Not Look Good in Wigs: Gender, Beauty Rituals and Cultural Identity in Anglophone Cameroon, 1961-1972
– by Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué

Contesting Beauty: Black Lesbians on the Stage
– by Zethu Matebeni

“These Girls’ Fashion is Sick!”: An African City and the Geography of Sartorial Worldliness
– by Grace Adeniyi Ogunyankin

Skimpy Fashion and Sexuality in Sheebah Karungi’s Performances
– by Evelyn Lutwama-Rukundo


The weave as an ‘unhappy’ technology of black femininity
– by Simidele Dosekun

Dreadlocks as a Symbol of Resistance: Performance and Reflexivity
– by Tendai Mutukwa

In Conversation

Doing Beauty as African Feminists: A Conversation between Aleya Kassam, Fatma Emam, Valérie Bah and Yewande Omotoso


Profile: ‘Keep Your Eyes off My Thighs’: A Feminist Analysis of Uganda’s ‘Miniskirt Law’
– by Sylvia Tamale


Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul. By Tanisha C. Ford. Durham: University of North Carolina Press, 2015
– by Kabura Nganga

Regarding Muslims: From Slavery to Postapartheid. By Gabeba Baderoon. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2014.
– by Sa’diyya Shaikh

The Remaking of Social Contracts: Feminists in a Fierce New World. Edited by Gita Sen and Marina Durano for DAWN. London: Zed Books, 2014
– by Sehin Teferra


Tribute: Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf and Her ‘Jihad’ of the Heart (December 1952–September 2015)
– by Maryam Uwais MFR


Back Cover

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FA 21: Grace Adeniyi Ogunyankin 102.74 KB
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FA 21: Preliminary Pages 63.87 KB
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