?Most literature on women in African development discusses the role of women in West African societies. One of the principal virtues of this collection is that it examines women in West, East, and Southern Africa. There are ten essays in all, many of them with useful tables and maps. The time frame encompasses the pre-colonial, colonial, and independent periods. Contributors highlight the many ways in which African women have adapted and changed over the decades as they have found new means to remain viable in the economies of their countries. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.?-Choice
Demonstrates how women in West, East, Central, and South Africa use their economic power from entrepreneurial market activities to build their social and political status.