Gender-sensitive social protection programmes are vital to Africa’s mission of eradicating poverty, evolving into an inclusive and equitable society, and fulfilling the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
The feminist champions of Hausa literature have their pens ready, full of fire, energy and imagination, emitting hidden truths through their words, and steadily reinventing the narratives of women in Northern Nigeria.
African womanhood as a lived experience and a symbolic ideology has withstood the trials of time. It has survived slavery, colonialism, and continuous flawed portrayals rampant in Western feminist discourse.
Oppression does not exist in a vacuum. It exists to serve the demarcation between the superior and the inferior, no matter how faulty such a demarcation is. And the demarcation there was a piece of clothing, a veil.
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