Here I collect some of the online resources I come across during research. I will also share audiovisual material from this project.

Suggestions for interesting resources that should be added are welcome.

The House of Nwapa

Documentary film by Onyeka Nwelue

Nigeria/France/2016/90 mins

The House of Nwapa chronicles the story of Flora Nwapa, considered as Africa’s first female novelist published in English. A string of narratives and interviews, featuring Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, children’s literature writer, Mabel Segun, German anthropologist, Sabine Jell-Bahlsen and former Heinemann editor, James Currey. It details who she was and what she represented.

Nominated for African Movie Awards 2017.


Documentary film by Paula Uimonen & Yaki Bozi

Nigeria/Tanzania/2017/30 mins (with subtitles)

A celebration of Flora Nwapa, pioneer of African women literature. In 1966 Flora Nwapa published Efuru, the first internationally published novel by an African woman writer. 50 years later, the novel was celebrated in 5 cities across Nigeria. This documentary film captures Efuru@50, with keynotes, papers, dramas and quizzes. The film features Flora Nwapa, Efuru, and Flora Nwapa's children as well as distinguished writers like Zaynab Alkali, Bolanle Awe and Akachi Ezeigbo. The event shows the impact and lasting legacy of Efuru on African women writers in their efforts to empower women. Filmed during ethnographic fieldwork in Nigeria, the documentary film was produced by Paula Uimonen and Yaki Bozi in Tanzania in February 2017.

The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo

Documentary film by Yaba Badoe (2014)

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The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo explores the artistic contribution of one of Africa’s foremost woman writers, a trailblazer for an entire generation of exciting new talent. The film charts Ama Ata Aidoo’s creative journey in a life that spans 7 decades from colonial Ghana through the tumultuous era of independence to a more sober present day Africa where nurturing women’s creative talent remains as hard as ever.

We should all be feminists-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

TedxEuston Talk 2012

Adichie's famous talk on universal feminism that was cited in Beyonce's music video ***Flawless.

Later published as the book We should all be feminists (2014)

Swedish translation Alla borde vara feminister (2015)

Dr Sarah Ntiro on women and education

Dr Sarah Ntiro was the first woman university graduate in East and Central Africa and has been a trailblazing pioneer of girls' education throughout her life. She graduated from Oxford University with a BA (Hon) in History in 1954.

Interview by Paula Uimonen in Kampala, Uganda, October 2013