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Rights of Women in Africa: Progress, Status Quo, or Retreat?

Rights of Women in Africa: Progress, Status Quo, or Retreat?

This article was translated into English by our Assistant Editor, Victoria Shockley. To view the original French version, click here. July 31st is the date when Africa celebrates the International Day of African Women. At this time, it’s important to highlight the essential points concerning female emancipation in this region of the world. Recall that this […]

July 31, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Droits des femmes en Afrique: progrès, statu quo ou recul?

Droits des femmes en Afrique: progrès, statu quo ou recul?

To view this article in English, click here. Au moment où l’Afrique célèbre la Journée internationale de la femme africaine, il nous paraît essentiel de mettre en évidence des points essentiels concernant l’émancipation féminine dans cette région du monde. Rappelons en passant que cette commémoration fut instituée, le 31 juillet 1962, à l’initiative de deux […]

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Women Writers in the Republic of Congo

Women Writers in the Republic of Congo

The Republic of Congo is the most populous Francophone country, ranking even higher than France in population. However, the appearance of French literature is a fairly recent development, with one of the first French works being published in 1954. Congolese women writers did not begin publishing written works until the late 1960s or early 1970s […]

July 25, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Women Writers in Ivory Coast

Women Writers in Ivory Coast

Although the French language has been present in Ivory Coast as far back as the 1880s, the first real piece of French literature by an Ivorian writer was not published until 1936. For nearly forty years, the literary scene was dominated by male writers. The year 1975 marked the introduction of women’s writing in the country, […]

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