Vol. 15 No. 15 (2019): Donne in rivista
Articles

«Awa» et autres revues féminines en Afrique francophone: par-delà les lieux communs

Silvia Riva
Università degli Studi di Milano
Published June 17, 2020
Keywords
  • glossy magazine,
  • «Awa: la revue de la femme noire»,
  • women’s studies,
  • féminisme,
  • Panafricanisme,
  • Afrique francophone,
  • magazines pour femmes,
  • feminism,
  • Pan-Africanism,
  • French-speaking Africa,
  • women’s magazines
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How to Cite
Riva, S. (2020). «Awa» et autres revues féminines en Afrique francophone: par-delà les lieux communs. Storia Delle Donne, 15(15), 11-24. https://doi.org/10.13128/sd-9036

Abstract

The article takes into consideration women’s magazines published in French-speaking Africa during the colonial period and immediately after the Independences. In addition to offering an overview of the more or lesser-known publications (in particular «Awa: la revue de la femme noire»), it focuses on some prejudices that have so far prevented us from considering the French-speaking African women’s press as a fundamental element to understand the international feminist planetary movement. The careful reading of «Awa: la revue de la femme noire», made available thanks to the digitization and online publication of all the issues, shows in fact avant-garde positions, dissidents, and active participation in a cosmopolitan community that, in the Sixties and Seventies, had much to say to our contemporaneity.