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Feminism is African, and other implications of reading Oyèrónké Oyĕwùmí as a relational thinker

Author: Azille Coetzee

In: Gender and Women’s Studies, Vol 1, No 1, 2018, pp. 1-16

The author interprets the work of Nigerian feminist scholar Oyèrónké Oyĕwùmí to be embedded in a relational understanding of subjectivity, as developed in African philosophy, that is deeply relational, fluid and non-dichotomous and therefore not reducible to the strict, essentialised, hierarchical and stable gender dyad of the colonial Western gender system.