"I document episodes of social dramas in South Africa and beyond. The intimate narratives address connections and disjunctions in the gendered micropolitics of everyday live. I did my best to translate my subjective experiences into an inter-subjective account. Yet, the latter is partial, fragmented and intimately tied to my own autobiography. This is a journey into ethnographic borderlands between the material and the imagined."...
Website about a movie on a women's football team on Zanzibar and the reactions of their surrounding - predominantly Muslim - society. You will find a trailer and background information. Furthermore, you will find more information on other films by the female Cameroonian film maker. [editors ilissAfrica]
Site about the famous movie "Sya, The Dream Of The Python" which got 6 awards at the FESPACO 2001. You will get background information about the movie and its director, Danny Kouyaté. Furthermore, you can see pictures of the movie and of the making off ("Expo") and watch the trailer. There is also a press review. [editors ilissAfrica]
Based on the Encyclopaedia of South African Literature (SALIT), this project tries to build up a wiki. You can already find some interesting articles, for example in the category "South African Languages" which contains bibliographies of literature in South African languages, or the categories "Khoisan Oral Literature" or "Verbal Arts". ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The website of the Association of African Women Scholars mainly offers links to different topics (see table of contents). Moreover, you will find information and contact adresses of the main researchers and information on conferences by the organisation "Women in Africa and African Diaspora". [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the fourth conference of the Women in Africa & the African Diaspora (WAAD). You will find some basic information about the conference and its topics. Unfortunately, otherwise the site is rather empty. The links to former conferences are outdated. Please see for http://africanwomenstudies.org/conference.html instead.
Special issue of the e-journal Wagadu about the topic: "Women's Activism for Gender Equality in Africa". Also see for other issues of the journal as there are other articles dealing with African countries. Access to articles is free. [editors ilissAfrica]
Sub-site of the Heinrich Boell Foundation website (foundation affiliated with German party Alliance '90/The Greens) on Africa, with information, news, reports from the different offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria, and more. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) is a constitutional entity, relied upon to ‘strengthen constitutional democracy’. It works for substantive improvement in the quality and life experiences of the disadvantaged gender in society. For the CGE there is a need to demystify gender oppression, participate in delivering South Africa from the chains of patriarchy and give those on the periphery an opportunity to taste the fruits of democracy [according to the site editor's information, editorial staff ilissAfrica]....
Site of an NGO that advocates gender equality in francophone African countries, not least in order to promote sustainable development. You will find very extensive documentations, downloadable booklets etc. about projects of famafrique. Furthermore there are audio files about gender topics in French and Wolof, including their transcription. A focus is made on women and IT, but you will also find topics like equal parental rights, female circumcision etc. ... [editors ilissAfrica]