Daughters of Anowa: African Women and Patriarchy   -     By: Mercy Amba Oduyoye
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Daughters of Anowa: African Women and Patriarchy

Orbis Books / 1995 / Paperback

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Daughters of Anowa provides an analysis of the lives of African women today from an African woman's own perspective. It is a study of the influence of culture and religion - particularly of traditional African cultures and Christianity - on African women's lives. Mercy Amba Oduyoye illustrates how myths, proverbs, and folk tales (called "folktalk") operate in the socialization of young women, working to preserve the norms of the community. Daughters of Anowa reveals how global patriachy manifests itself in these social structures, in both patrilineal and matrilineal communities.
Organized as a narrative in three cycles, this book demonstrates how folktalk alienates women from power, discourages individuality and encourages conformity. It also considers the possibilities for the future. Oduyoye posits that change will come about only when the daughters of Anowa confront the realities of culture and religion in perpetuating patriarchal oppression and work to realize the goal of a new woman in a new Africa.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 229
Vendor: Orbis Books
Publication Date: 1995
Dimensions: 8.20 X 5.44 X 0.61 (inches)
ISBN: 0883449994
ISBN-13: 9780883449998

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Providing an analysis of the lives of African women today from an African woman's perspective, this is the study of the influence of culture and religion on African women's lives. Oduyoye illustrates how myths, proverbs and folk tales operate in the socialization of young women, working to preserve the norms of the community.

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