Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies
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Nkiru Nzegwu

Book Editor

Mary Dillard

Georgina Theodora Wood

Ghana's First Woman Chief Justice
Georgina Theodora

Professor Molara Ogundipe
at Goree Island

First African Woman UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro

President E. Sirleaf-Johnson of Liberia
First African Woman President: Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson of Liberia

Olufunmilayo Olopade
MacArthur Genius Award: Olufunmilayo Olopade

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Call for Papers and Upcoming Deadlines

Education in Africa - January 11, 2011
Breaking the Stained Glass Ceiling: Women as Religious Leaders - May 1, 2011
Celebrating Women’s Legacies: African Women and Social Transformation in a Global Context - April 30, 2011 (Title and Abstract), August 31, 2011 (Paper)

African and African Diasporan Women: Navigating the Perilous Journeys of Migration April 30, 2011

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  1. The journal is currently under the editorship of Dr. Nkiru Nzegwu.
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  3. The journal previous co-editors were Dr. Mojubaolu Okome and Dr. Oyeronke Oyewumi.

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Jenda wins 2002 ICAAP award for excellence in Electronic PublicationAfter eight years of free access, the award-winning JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies (ISSN: 1530-5686) will be going under subscription to meet the growing operational cost of production. Old copies of the journal will not be free. The pdf version that is formatted, with complete notes, pagination, and easier to read is available for digital download at a minimal cost. As new technologies and standards emerge, AfricaResource will be in a position to adapt our content and tools, improve the software, enhance our services, and respond to the annual costs of maintaining the Journal Download. To accommodate the specific reading preferences of viewers, individual articles of each issue will be available on a pay-per-view model on AfricaResource.


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"Published by Africa Resource Center and directed by an all-African women team of co-editors, this new ejournal represents in part an effort to occupy and redefine the space of African Women's studies, a space initially defined by white female scholars. Judging by the inaugural issue, Jenda holds great promise, offering a large selection of interesting and engaging essays and other content, much more than comparable print or online journals." -- Michael de Nie, Director of Scout Report, University of Wisconsin-Madison (March 3, 2001).

Call for Papers
30 Years After CEDAW

New Features Several new exciting issues

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Struck by Lightening

Women Leaders
in Differing Professions

Women Political Leaders
Part I
current issue
Motherhood (Part 2)
Motherhood (Part 1)
Feminism & Africa
current issue
premier issue
Islam and Women
(Vol. 1, No. 1, 2001)

Noteworthy Accomplishments

First African Woman UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro of Tanzania

First African Woman President: President E. Sirleaf-Johnson of Liberia

Winner 2005 MacArthur Foundation Genius Award: Olufunmilayo Olopade

First African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize Wangari Maathai, Green Belt Movement..

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