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"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 June 2019. New article: Uimonen, Paula. 2019. Muse and Power: African Women Writers and Digital Infrastructure in World Literature.  Anthropology and Humanism, Special Section on Anthropologies of World Literatures.


News May 2019. New article: Uimonen, Paula. 2019. Decolonising cosmopolitanism:

An anthropological reading of Immanuel Kant and Kwame Nkrumah on the world as one.

Critique of Anthropology.


News November 2018. Open access publication: Uimonen, Paula. 2018. Zuhura the African Lioness: Performance Poetry, Digital Media and the Transnational Tangle in World Literature, in World Literatures. Exploring the Cosmopolitan-Vernacular Exchange, edited by S Helgesson et al. 

Stockholm: Stockholm University Press.


News April 2018. Public events at Stockholm Literature Fair and Stockholm City Library/International Library on 13-16 April.  More info.


News October 2017. Efuru@50 documentary film now public on YouTube with subtitles.


ABOUT SITE


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.


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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.


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EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS


Various conferences,workshops, festivals and other events where I present my research.

Kvinnor med kraft att förändra en kontinent

26 oktober 2017


En öppen föreläsning om afrikanska kvinnliga författare, feminism och kosmopolitism med Paula Uimonen, docent i socialantropologi.

Kulturhuset Fanfaren, Farsta

Flora Nwapa and African Women in World Literature

14 April 2018


A conversation between Paula Uimonen, Stefan Helgesson and Uzoma Nwakuche at the Stockholm Literature Fair, in collaboration with Stockholm City Library/International Library.

Flora Nwapa's Literary Legacy

16 April, 2018


Paula Uimonen and Uzoma Nwakuche discuss the literary legacy of Flora Nwapa at the International Library in Stockholm. Collaborative project supported by Stockholm University.

PAULA UIMONEN


Department of Social Anthropology

Stockholm University

Sweden


      paula.uimonen@socant.su.se

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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