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Gender and Decolonization in the Congo : The Legacy of Patrice Lumumba, Hardback Book

Gender and Decolonization in the Congo : The Legacy of Patrice Lumumba Hardback


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:
  • Category: Political control & freedoms
  • ISBN: 9780230615571

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