This book considers how the establishment and/or improvement of gender equality impacts on the social, economic, religious, cultural, environmental and political developments of human societies in Africa and its Diaspora.
An interdisciplinary team of contributors examine the role of gender in development against the background of Africa's convoluted and arduous history of state formation, slavery, colonialism, post-independence, nation-building and poverty. Each chapter highlights and stimulates further discussion on the struggles that many African and African Diaspora societies grapple with in the perplexing issue of gender and development - concentrating on gains that have been made and the challenges yet to be surmounted.
Akinloye Ojo is an associate professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the African Studies Institute (ASI) of the University of Georgia.
Ibigbolade Simon Aderibigbe, is Professor of Religion and African Studies at the University of Georgia, USA.
Felisters Jepchirchir Kiprono received her PhD in Workforce Education from the University of Georgia