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African Feminist Praxis

African Feminist Praxis
Cartographies of Liberatory Worldmaking

January 2025 | 120 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

So much of the story of African resistance has been told in the masculine, tracing the history of spectacle: great struggles, great speeches, the grand displays of nation building. This book adds to the literature that reverses this, exploring the flesh and breadth of contemporary African feminist politics as articulated across the African continent. It is structured around the key principles of kinship, courage, pleasure, care and memory, and draws on the African feminist academic canon, the “grey literature” of practitioner knowledge and narratives of feminists activists themselves. Through this it evidences the argument that African feminist praxis is fundamentally a politics of proposition, a mode of liberatory worldmaking.

Chapter 1: Kinship
Chapter 2. Courage
Chapter 3: Care
Chapter 4: Pleasure
Chapter 5: Memory

With penetrating alacrity, African Feminist Praxis skillfully spans the continent to illuminate women’s transformative agency spurred by structural gender injustice. Horn succinctly re-centers Black feminists into the global narrative of decolonial liberation praxis. This rich and multilayered book leaves no doubt about the power and epistemic labour of African feminists in shaping the course of history.

Dr. Sylvia Tamale
Author of Decolonization and Afro-Feminism

Jessica Horn's rendering of the complex landscapes of African feminist energies as archive, politico-legal recalibration, imaginative experiment and visionary life-worlds is a superlative offering. Written in love and fire, African Feminist Praxis is meticulous and visionary.

Dr. Pumla Dineo Gqola
SARChI Chair in African Feminist Imagination, Nelson Mandela University and author of Female Fear Factory

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