Igbo Women and Politics in Nigeria
By: Ngozi Ojiakor (author)Hardback
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This study documents Igbo women's participation in politics in Nigeria. The study highlights both their individual and collective efforts, achievements, contributions, obstacles, shortcomings, and prospects in the Nigerian political terrain from 1929 to 1999. During colonial time, officialdom sidelined Igbo Women to the margin of administrative political construct. Igbo women's resentment against this found a violent expression in the women's war of 1929. Although the demonstration triggered a flurry of reforms, the place of women in the administrative arrangement changed little. Since independence, the lot of Igbo women in Nigerian politics has been improving, thanks to the pioneer role of the likes of Janet Mokelu and Margaret Ekpo. External ferments of change since the 1970s have aided the women's cause one result is increasing participation of women in politics as first ladies, political appointees and, political activists, but a lot remains to be done.
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