This is an ongoing list of books, journal articles, blog posts, basically everything I read on the topic African women and history. There is no particular order, look back for updates!


  • Lorelle D. Semley (2010), Mother is Gold, Father is Glass: Gender and Colonialism in a Yoruba Town
  • Achebe, Nwando (2011), The Female King of Colonial Nigeria: Ahebi Ugbabe
  • Christine Oppong ed (1983), Female and Male in West Africa
  • Massaquoi Fatima (2013), The Autobiography of an African Princess
  • Edna Bay (1998), Wives of the Leopard: Gender, Politics, and Culture in the Kingdom of Dahomey
  • Amadiume Ifi (1987), Male Daughters, Female Husbands: Gender and Sex in an African Society
  • Oyěwùmí, Oyèrónké (1997). The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses
  • Jean Boyd & Beverly Mack (2013), Educating Muslim Women: The West African Legacy of Nana Asma’u, 1793-1864
  • Jean Boyd (1999), The Caliph’s Sister: Nana Asma’u, 1793-1865, Teacher, Poet and Islamic Leader


Blog posts/articles
Shade of Africa in India’s Social Fabric

Academic journals

A Female King: Gender and Oral History in Eastern Nigeria