ISBN 9782869780781
Pages 176
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2000
Publisher CODESRIA, Senegal
Format Paperback

Women in Academia

Gender and Academic Freedom in Africa

edited by Ebrima Sall

The struggle for gender equality within academic life continues to meet strong resistance and African campuses are no exception. In the one area where women should be able to command respect and equality, the day-to-day reality of female academics is one of antagonism, difficulty and even physical and mental harassment. Academic freedom in Africa has attracted much recent attention. But few examinations of the subject have incorporated a gender analysis. Drawing on the experiences of women from Cameroon, Egypt, Malawi, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda, this ground-breaking book examines in detail the realities of academic life. Choice in curricula, underfunding, promotion, relations with other staff and pay conditions are just a few of the critical issues explored.
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About the Editor

Ebrima Sall

Ebrima Sall is Head of the Department of Research at CODESRIA. He was previously a Programme Coordinator at the Nordic Africa Institute.

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