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Journey Through Academe

Part Two – dissertation time

By the time I chose a dissertation topic, it was clear to me that I had to move away from Development because I felt that the emerging field of Women in Development had already produced African women as the beast of burden that had to be liberated by Western women.

I used to express my dismay with this representation of Africa by insisting that what I wanted to do was study Africans but not develop them.

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