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No 10 (2007): Women Political Leaders (Part II)

This issue focused on women political leaders and musicians. Featured profile include: Luisa Diogo, Aloisea Inyumba, Portia Simpson Miller, Judge Navanethem Pillay, Judge Akua Kuenyehia, Miriam Makeba, Angelique Kidjo, and Oyibo Ekwulo Odinamadu.

Indomitable Luisa Diogo: Prime Minister of Mozambique, Nkiru Nzegwu

Aloisea Inyumba: Mother of New Rwanda, Nkiru Nzegwu

Portia Simpson Miller: A Woman of Courage, Nkiru Nzegwu, Dwight Bellanfante, Robert Buddan

Judge Navanethem Pillay: An Unapologetic Feminist and Human Rights Activist, Nkiru Nzegwu

Judge Akua Kuenyehia: First Vice President, Nkiru Nzegwu

Miriam Makeba: The Revolutionary Warrior, Nkiru Nzegwu

Angelique Kidjo: Diva with a Heart, Nkiru Nzegwu

Oyibo Ekwulo Odinamadu: A Woman of History, Obi Nwakanma


Celebrating Africa House, Jessie Kabwila Kapasula

No 11 (2007):

This issue was coordinated by Dr. Mojubaolu Okome while she was a co-editor of Jenda Journal.

Proverbs, Proverbials, Characterization and Meaning: Towards a New Taxonomy of Reading Patriarchy in Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Nelson O. Fashina

The Concept Of Awowaan Itiaba in Ibibio Society: A Discourse on Gender Studies in Nigeria, Eno Blankson Ikpe

Changing to Stay the Same? The Re-Invention of Virginity Testing in South Africa, Louise Vincent, Dylan Edwards, Cate Bereton

Everyday Acts of Rebellion in Cape Verde: The Political of Dance and Language in a Globalized World, Katherine Carter, Judy Aulette

Alásàlátù: An Ethnomusicological Appraisal of an Islamic Religio-Musical Association for the Emancipation of Women Among Yorùbá Muslims, Yòmí Dáramólá

Women’s Productivity and Access to Resources in Peasant Agriculture of Northwest Cameroon
, Ernest L. Molua

Crossing Lines, Jessie Kabwila Kapasula

Film Reviews

Film Review: Witches in Exile. Producer/ Director: Allison Berg; 78 Minutes, 2005. Distributed by California Newsreel, Mary Dillard

No 12 (2008)

This issue was coordinated by Dr. Mojubaolu Okome while she was a co-editor of Jenda Journal.

Corruption and the Feminization of Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa, Faith Wambura Ngunjiri

Media Issues of Concern to Women: Some Observations on Gender Roles in Advertising in South Africa, Chineze J. Onyejekwe

“We Women are Like Trees which Bear Fruit”: A Critical Analysis of the 1929 Women’s War, Keisha N. Benjamin, Keisha N. Blain

Marginalisation and Belonging in the Autobiographical Writings of Black Women, Meta Harris

Wielding the Mandate Rightly: Equality Mainstreaming for Good Governance, Esther Eghobamien


Excerpts from: ‘Bitter-Sweet’: My Life with Obasanjo (Diamond Publications Ltd., 2008), Oluremi Obasanjo, Tunde Akingbade

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