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The non-confrontational question that helps men become feminists

By: Kemi Lijadu & Leah Fessler,  Quartz at Work
November 1, 2018

The work of Mukoma Wa Ngugi, poet and associate professor of English, is featured in this Quartz article.

"In African Feminism and the Dilemma of Class, Mukoma touches on conversations often lost in the dominant Western discourse on feminism," the article says. "He reminds us that: “to mention feminism to African cultural purists you become an agent of Westernization,” touching on the fact that modern Western feminism is often blind to the plights of African women. This leads some Africans to criticize it as “un-African” and tied up in the privileges of the West. Mukoma argues that for African feminism to thrive, we must fight poverty alongside gender equality."

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