’We Women Worked So Hard’
Title Details

256 Pages

22.7 x 14.2 cm

12 b/w illus.

Series: Social History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey

'We Women Worked So Hard'

Gender, Urbanization and Social Reproduction in Colonial Harare, Zimbabwe, 1930-1956

by Teresa A. Barnes

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This contribution to the social historiography of colonialism encourages a rethink of urban colonial history, and a questioning of social categorization in colonial Zimbabwe and throughout southern Africa.

African ideas of gender in colonial Zimbabwe centrally shaped oppositional responses well before the advent of nationalism. Citing a wide collection of vibrant oral histories, the author argues that urban African men and women incolonial Harare constructed complex yet coherent indentities and durable hopes for themselves in broad moments of gendered conflict and consensus.

North America: Heinemann

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9780852556368

December 1999

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Title Details

256 Pages

2.27 x 1.42 cm

12 b/w illus.

Series: Social History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey