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The Invention of Women Chapter 3 - Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí #WeAreReading Ep8

Chapter 3: "Making History, Creating Gender: The Invention of Men and Kings in the writing of Oyo Oral Tradition

Every Saturday, #WeAreReading. Please Like, click Notify Me, and share! This week in episode 8, we are reading 'The Invention of Women" written by Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí, Chapter 3: "Making History, Creating Gender: The Invention of Men and Kings in the writing of Oyo Oral Tradition. In short, this book is a critique of Western Thought, but particularly western conceptions of gender and feminism. For Oyěwùmí, gender is a Western concept which has been imposed upon the rest of the World. This has caused particular violence where African society is considered to be innately patriarchal and misogynistic, when in fact, according to Oyěwùmí, the western ontological construct of gender simply didn't exist in Yoruba society prior to conquest and colonisation. Once the stream finishes, it will be archived for supporters. To become a supporter and access the full back catalogue, go here: https://elywananda.substack.com/. Afrikan Centred Educational Domain: 1. Cultural/Ideological (Culture and Ideol…

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