Issue 01 Essays on Feminism and Gender Equality

Vol. 1, No.1

Women of Nowadays—Selected Essays


Snapshot: an exploration of female sexual and reproductive rights in Nigeria from Tolu Ajiboye—concise but crucial reading;

An insightful essay by Aisha Mukhtar Dodo on institutional failures and the persistence of common illness as a leading cause of death in northern Nigeria;

A thorough review of the current status of female economic empowerment in Nigeria from Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed;

Criticism and a rigorous unpacking of the history behind modern feminism from Eniola Anuoluwapo Soyemi;

As well as a stirring reflection by Irene Chidinma Nwoye on the #WomensMarch and being feminist in Trump’s America;

A powerful essay by C. S. Lozie assessing the undue nationalization of masculine phenomena, which, she argues, occurs alongside the trivialization of femaleness;

In Reviews: musings by 6 writers including Saratu Abiola, ‘Pemi Aguda and Adebola Rayo on select pages of Efuru and womanhood, in celebration of Flora Nwapa;


In our next issue, scholars and experts critically analyse President Buhari’s administration, and the growing disillusion among Nigerians towards the President’s “Change” and “Anti-Corruption” campaigns


Cover image by Willian Santiago