Women of Africa
Roots of Oppression

Cutrufelli, Maria Rosa
Publisher:  Zed
Year Published:  1983  
Pages:  192pp   ISBN:  0-86232-084-4
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19724

Women of Africa is an overall study of the many factors determining women's position in contemporary Africa. Cutrufelli argues that women's conditions can only be understood in the context of the general underdevelopment of the African continent. She therefore describes first the colonial period, and then turns to the changing situations of women in post-colonial Africa.