Wariboko, Waibinte E.
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History; Faculty of Arts and Education
The status, role and influence of women in the eastern delta states of Nigeria, 1850-1910: Examples from New Calabar
Shepherd, Verene; Bailey, Barbara; Brereton, Bridget
Engendering history: Caribbean women in historical perspective
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Also published London: James Currey, 1995; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995
Admits that traditional Africa was, to a large extent, a male-dominated society, but suggests that the view of female marginalization has been overstated. Aims to redress the imbalances and distortions in the historiography by investigating the status, role and influence of women as New Calabar responded to change from about 1850-1900. To place these issues in perspective, discusses how the female image, potentials and capacities were perceived through some of the extant myths and legends relating to the origins of communal socio-cultural and political institutions. Information is also derived from oral tradition and written sources.....