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course on women in Africa Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:49:23 +0000 From: Aurelie Sicard <email@example.com> To: H-NET List for African History and Culture <H-AFRICA@h-net.msu.edu> Hi, I would recommend Andrea Cornwall edited book. Cornwall, Andrea (Ed). 2005. *Readings in Gender in Africa*. Bloomington: Indiana University Press On 26 March 2013 06:58, teferi abate <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Abdin Chande > Department of History > Adelphi University > > Dear Colleagues, > I am teaching an African History I course covering the period from > pre-history to 1800 and > have a female black student who is interested in writing her essay on > either > The political and influential authoritative role of African women in > the pre-19th century period > (a case study of any African country) or > The social and labor role of enslaved women in West or South Africa > before or up to the > beginning of the 19th century. Her library research thus far has > turned up very little by > way of sources. I was hoping someone could suggest material for her > case study and > even a topic that may have some sources--say 4-5 books and 4-5 > articles to start her off? > I was thinking of suggesting to her (though this is veering more into > the area of literature) > selecting a number of African novels and examining the role women play > in society-- > and images of women (as mothers, wives, influential rulers etc) as > depicted in these > novels and what they reveal about women in African societies. Is this > a feasible topic? > > My last kind request: I am thinking of teaching a general survey > (history) course > on African women for undergraduate students--can some one share or direct > me to > an online syllabus that I can access and see what textbook plus novel are > used, > what topics are covered week by week, and what sorts of activities > would be appropriate > for this course? > > Thank you for your assistance > Abdin Chande > Chande@adelphi.edu > -- Aurelie Sicard <http://www.dcu.ie/~cis/phd/students-details.php?PhdID=28> PhD candidate School of Law and Government Dublin City University Dublin 9 (Ireland) email@example.com Skype: aurelie.sicard Twitter: @Frenchie_A With Dr Eileen Connolly, '*Responding to ChinaŚChanging donor discourse and perspectives on Africa?*' <http://doras.dcu.ie/17551/>