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Narrating Feminism: The Woman Question in the Thinking of an African Radical

Narrating Feminism: The Woman Question in the Thinking of an African Radical Copyright 2004 by Brown University and d i f f e r e n c e s : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 15:2 d i f f e r e n c e s Figure 1 “Welcome the Pioneer.” The National Committee for the Welcoming of Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, December 2003. cultural and geographical frontiers. As I will attempt to show in this paper, Ibrahim saw that the problem was not merely the sexual oppression of women, but rather, the ways multiple societal confi gurations intersect to mold the experiences of women in the most dramatic ways by forming individual and collective consciousness, social relations, and access to positions of power and privilege. Rights activist and union organizer, Ibrahim has been the President of the Sudanese Women’s Union since 1956, and she is one of the most outspoken feminists in Africa and the Arab world. She initiated powerful protests against British colonialism as well as against national regimes that suppress women’s political participation. She was the first woman from a developing country to occupy the post of President of the International Democratic Women’s Federation and was a recipient of the United Nation’s Award for Human Rights http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies Duke University Press

Narrating Feminism: The Woman Question in the Thinking of an African Radical

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 2004 by Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies
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1040-7391
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1527-1986
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10.1215/10407391-15-2-152
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Copyright 2004 by Brown University and d i f f e r e n c e s : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 15:2 d i f f e r e n c e s Figure 1 “Welcome the Pioneer.” The National Committee for the Welcoming of Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, December 2003. cultural and geographical frontiers. As I will attempt to show in this paper, Ibrahim saw that the problem was not merely the sexual oppression of women, but rather, the ways multiple societal confi gurations intersect to mold the experiences of women in the most dramatic ways by forming individual and collective consciousness, social relations, and access to positions of power and privilege. Rights activist and union organizer, Ibrahim has been the President of the Sudanese Women’s Union since 1956, and she is one of the most outspoken feminists in Africa and the Arab world. She initiated powerful protests against British colonialism as well as against national regimes that suppress women’s political participation. She was the first woman from a developing country to occupy the post of President of the International Democratic Women’s Federation and was a recipient of the United Nation’s Award for Human Rights

Journal

differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2004

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