MillerComm Lecture Series

The Many Things I Call Myself: Or What Does It Mean To Work Out An 'African Feminist' Identity

Thursday, February 4th, 1999
Abena P.A. Busia
7:30 pm

Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center 919 West Illinois Street Urbana

Event Description

"I begin with myself; what have my own travels, within Africa and around the world taught me about how I am seen, and how I see myself?of what significance is this knowledge, and what bearing does it have on the way I conduct myself, inside and outside the classroom, as a "Black African Woman"? Furthermore as one of a community of African women living and working in our respective countries on the continent as well as in the West, what differences has our contribution made to debates on feminism? What recognition have our theories and our practices been given?? Abena P.A. Busia
Hosted by: Center for African Studies

In conjunction with: International Programs and Studies, Department of English , Department of History, Department of Philosophy, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, Afro-American Studies and Research Program, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Program in Comparative Literature, Women in International Development, Women's Studies Program


Abena P.A. Busia

Departments of English, Comparative Literature and Women's Studies, Rutgers University