Gender and Decolonization in the Congo : The Legacy of Patrice Lumumba Hardback
by Karen Bouwer
Patrice Lumumba s legacy continues to fire the imagination of politicians, activists, and artists.
But women have been missing from accounts of the Congo s decolonization.
What new ideals of masculinity and femininity were generated in this struggle?
Were masculinist biases re-inscribed in later depictions of the martyred nationalist?
Through analysis of Lumumba s writings and speeches, the life stories of women activists, and literary and cinematic works, Gender and Decolonization in the Congo: The Legacy of Patrice Lumumba challenges male-centered interpretations of Congolese nationalism and illustrates how generic conventions both reinforced and undercut gender bias in representations of Lumumba and his female contemporaries.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 247 pages, 7 Illustrations, black and white; XIII, 247 p. 7 illus.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 10/09/2010
- Category: Political control & freedoms
- ISBN: 9780230615571
- Paperback / softback from £37.15