Re-Centering the African Women in Literature (4)

Judith Mugweru2021

African Leadership Academy

African Leadership Academy
Roodepoort, South Africa

The visual thesis presentation serves as a way to track, analyze and further the general
scope of African narratives created by texts considered to be canon African Literature.
Previously, female African characters have been portrayed as occupying a second-class
citizen position in traditional African societies where in reality, the pre-colonial African
communities would actually see matriarchal women as pivotal both in the household and in
the governance of communities. I communicate this through my thesis and highlight how
through the insurgence of female African authors in contemporary/ postcolonial African
literature women are reshaping and recentering the woman in African literature.


  • Title: Re-Centering the African Women in Literature (4)
  • Creator: Judith Mugweru
  • Date Created: 2021
  • Location Created: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Rights: Judith Mugweru
  • Medium: Presentation
  • Curated By: Towela "Kams" Tembo

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