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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies

AfricAvenir recommends two articles published in JENdA : "Conceptualizing Gender: The Eurocentric Foundations of Feminist Concepts and The Challenge of African Epistemologies" by Oyeronke Oyewumi and
"Questions of Agency: Development, Donors, and Women of the South" by Nkiru Nzegwu. |+| JENdA

JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies ISSN: 1530-5686
Our conceptualization of JENDA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies was guided by two main objectives: the first is to create a space from which to theorize our experiences, presently marginalized in today’s global context of unequal economic relations, and the second is to wrest ourselves from the mould of stereotypical assumptions in which this international economic order and its attendant culture of hierarchy have cast us. We chose to publish online because it offers an immediate and cost-effective way to reach a global audience. We can take our issues directly to our audience without being subjected to the demeaning practices in place in the publishing industry. The standard practice is for white scholars to be editors of journals devoted to African studies, although occasionally, a few African males are thrown into the editorial board to create an illusion of inclusion. Given this racialization policy and the industry’s seeming preference for scholarship that is mired in pathologies,1 it is unlikely that the established publishing houses will invest resources in a journal with an all-African women team of co-editors that will not pursue an agenda of devaluing Africa. Because we are aware of these prejudices toward Africa and an all-African woman editorial group, we have chosen to take our issues directly to a global audience rather than give credibility to practices that denigrate our personhood.

Nzegwu, Nkiru (2001). GLOBALIZATION AND THE JENDAJOURNAL. Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies: 1, 1.

Nkiru Nzegwu, Binghamton University, USA
Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome, Brooklyn College, CUNY, USA
Oyeronke Oyewumi, SUNY-Stonybrook, New York, USA
Rashidah Ismaili AbuBakr, Pratt Institute, New York, USA
Ama Ata Aidoo, Ghana
Fatma Alloo, Zitec.org, Zanzibar
Bolanle Awe, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Joanne Foster, Accra, Ghana
Cheryl Johnson-Odim, Columbia College, USA
Akua Kuenyehia, International Criminal Court, The Hague
Madonna Larbi, Women Ventures International, Ghana
Micere Mugo, Syracuse University, USA
Molara Ogundipe, Ashesi University, Ghana
Tola Pearce, University of Missouri, USA
Filomena Chioma Steady, Wellesley College, USA
Biko Agozino, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
Lynda Day, Brooklyn College-CUNY, USA
Chuma Himonga, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Anthonia Kalu, Ohio State University, USA
Helen Mugambi, California State University, USA
Fawzia Mustafa, Fordham University, USA
Nakanyike Musisi, Makerere University, Uganda
Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi, University of Mississippi, USA
Onaiwu Ogbomo, Western Michigan University, USA
Elaine Salo, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Amy Tsanga, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Titilayo Ufomata, Kentucky State University, USA

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