African Gender Institute launches online journal

24 February 2003

The face of gender politics: The African Gender Institute has launched "Feminist Africa", a new online journal.

"FEMINIST Africa", a new journal by the African Gender Institute (AGI), provides a forum for progressive, cutting-edge gender research and feminist dialogue focused on the African continent.

Launched in October, 2002, this journal is committed to transforming gender hierarchies in Africa, while prioritising intellectual rigour and providing content shaped by feminist analysis and interrogation. The journal employs a dual distribution strategy: a full-text online version makes "Feminist Africa" accessible at minimal cost, while a hard copy version is distributed to those with limited information and communication technology (ICT) capacity.

The launch issue, entitled Intellectual Politics, maps current features of the African higher education landscape, and analyses the persistence of systemic gender inequality in the African higher education landscape. In the first month of its inception, Issue One registered over 18 000 hits.

Issue Two, Politics of Culture and Identity, will counter essentialist approaches to culture by offering progressive explorations of gendered cultural processes that include everyday patterns of behaviour, constructions of identity and forms of creative expression. This issue will be available in June, 2003.

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