"When I do write about women in Nigeria, in Africa, I try to paint a positive picture about women because there are many women who are very, very positive in their thinking, who are very, very independent and very, very industrious." Flora Nwapa, Nigeria


"I believe that the liberation of the woman has to be part of the liberation of the society itself." Penina Mlama, Tanzania

News February 2017: Trailer for Efuru@50 Documentary Film now online



This site is dedicated to a research project on AFRICAN WOMEN WRITERS in Nigeria & Tanzania. The aim is to share the voices of creative African women whose literary work can help us re-imagine the world as one.

This project explores transnational dynamics in the literary production of African women writers in NIgeria and Tanzania, with an emphasis on feminism and Pan-Africanism. It examines local literary worlds as well as digital mediations in literary production and transnational exchange, including social and visual media. Research through ethnographic fieldwork.


Digital media open up new venues for literary production. More writers are present online, along with readers, critics and scholars. Many writers also appear in videos and other forms of media coverage, much of which is posted online. Here I collect some of the online material I have come across. I will also share audiovisual material from this project.




Interesting conferences,workshops, festivals and other events. Presenting papers at some of them.


Nov. 29-December 11, 2016


A celebration of Flora Nwapa, pioneer of African women literature. A 5-city national event in Nigeria, with a number of activities ranging from symposia to writing competitions and drama sketches of ‘Efuru.’

Workshop for Worldlit.se

September 15-16, 2016


Workshop in Uppsala, Sweden for all 26 sub-projects of the research program Cosmopolitan and vernacular dynamics in world literatures. Sharing and planning together for upcoming activities, including our first joint publication.

Nordic Africa Days

September 23-24, 2016


Biannual conference of the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden. Theme: Gender & change: global challenges for Africa? Interesting panel on “We must all be feminists”: Confronting feminisms from African points of view"



Department of Social Anthropology

Stockholm University




Books by African Women

One world - One humanity

For me feminism is about justice.

I am a feminist because I want to live in a world that is more just.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


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