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New book by Dr Rama Salla Dieng - Féminismes Africains



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With a decolonial perspective, the conversations focus on interviewees’ feminist practices, philosophies, aspirations, challenges and joys.

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Féminismes Africains

Dr Rama Salla Dieng from the Centre of African Studies (CAS) is about to launch her new book Féminismes Africains, a collection of conversations with feminist activists, policy makers, academics and artists.

The book (Full title - Féminismes Africains: Une Histoire Décoloniale, Présence Africaine) consists of interviews with 15 feminists, mostly from Africa and its diaspora. The dialogues’ aim is to de-centre knowledge production on feminisms in Africa.

The book description says: ‘With a decolonial perspective, the conversations focus on interviewees’ feminist practices, philosophies, aspirations, challenges and joys. As they are told, these stories sketch a fascinating mosaic of African feminists with diverse age, gender, class, sexual orientation, nationality, academic and professional backgrounds. They are however united by the passion of an Africa where there is more gender equality, equity and social justice!’


Launch event

Dr Dieng is hosting an online launch event for her book on Saturday 27 November at 2pm. The launch will include a panel discussion with:

  • Françoise Moudouthe – African Fund for Women’s Development (Cameroon/France)
  • Ndèye Debo Seck – Teacher/Student (Senegal)
  • Saif Ghrairi Thairi – Fal Gatna Movement (Tunisia)
  • Dr Mame Fatou Niang – Lecturer (United States/France)

Professor Fatou Sow - the Senegalese feminist sociologist - will also be taking part to discuss the book.

Sign up for the launch event here.

Read more about the book here.


Dr Rama Salla Dieng

Learn more about Dr Dieng - who is based in CAS at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science - here:
Dr Rama Salla Dieng’s academic profile