Event date: Satuday 8 August 2020
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Feminist Parenting: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond Virtual Book Launch
Feminist Parenting: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond asks and considers: What is feminist parenting? Is it something for all parents? What does it mean to be a feminist parent in practice? The collection aims to fill a gap on feminist parenting in the existing literature by bringing timely non-Eurocentric perspectives.
More specifically, the anthology’s main contribution is to broadcast reflections and experiences that emanate primarily from voices that are often overlooked in global feminist discourses: those of African women (and men), living on the continent or in the diaspora, and from others born and raised or currently living in the Global South. The 30 contributors from diverse backgrounds, walks of life and countries gathered in this anthology share powerful responses to the above questions by narrating their experiences of some of the challenges, dilemmas, promises and compromises of parenting with a feminist perspective.
The volume is one of the first collections that collates first-person essays that describe the authors’ touching, beautiful and sometimes painful journeys of becoming feminist parents. In doing so, the authors of this book aim at (re)claiming parenting as a necessarily political terrain for sub-version, radical transformation and resistance to patriarchal oppression and sexism.
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