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‘Required reading in a cross-cultural women’s studies course... A book well researched, clearly written, with a good bibliography, and efficiently produced – one that can be depended upon to provoke lively discussion.’ – Choice

‘Essential reading for anyone interested in fundamental thinking about the issues of gender and sex in pre-colonial societies’ – Guardian, Nigeria

‘Ifi Amadiume, a Nigerian sociologist, has stepped out of the academic sidelines to tackle head on the issue of racist social anthropology’ – Africa Events

‘This is a text that should be read widely and includes women’s studies, social sciences and history. It will surely be an important statement in the catalogue of anti-colonialist historiography’ – West Africa

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About the Author

Ifi Amadiume is a award-winning poet and a political activist as well as an academic. She has lived in Nigeria and the UK and is currently associate professor at Dartmouth College, Hanover. There, she teaches in both the Department of Religion and the African-American Studies Programme. Professor Amadiume is author of the influential Male Daughters, Female Husbands (Zed Books, 1988) which won the Choice Outstanding Academic Book of the Year award in 1989.
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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Zed Books (October 15, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0862325951
  • ISBN-13: 978-0862325954
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,027,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I read the paperback edition of 1998 of the 1987 book. Apparently in the same year, 1987, Ifi Amadiume's previous Afrikan Matriarchal Foundations: The Igbo Case was published as well. "Male Daughters, Female Husbands" is much more elaborate. With its more than 200 regular text pages, it isn't only much thicker, but it also uses a smaller than usual font size, easily doubling the page number in relative content. Other books use this font size for footnotes. If you have read her previous book, it makes sense to read this one, but absolutely not the other way around. The second is simply an elaboration of the first. The third, Re-Inventing Africa: Matriarchy, Religion and Culture adds to the same content, with yet more repetitions. The fourth one, Daughters of the Goddess, Daughters of Imperialism: African Women Struggle for Culture, Power and Democracy, I could have easily done without, even though some pages were interesting. "Male Daughters, Female Husbands" is based on much older field work (1980-82) and even older statistics (early 1970s). Dust is bound to have accumulated, even at the time of first publishing.

One more criticism on the form before the content. The author laments about other books which collapse the whole of Africa into one book. As much as I share her view that a compilation can't possibly be as elaborate, correct and authentic as a book on a single people, I have to say that she does the same in reverse.
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This is one of the first books on gender in Africa. It is not the best, but what I enjoyed about this work is how it made me think of ways in which the continent would have developed differently if more female representation occurred in national party politics and among senior leadership.
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