«Feminist Africa»: A Pan-African Feminist Publication for the 21st Century
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This article presents a personal account of the experience of «Feminist Africa», the continent’s leading journal of gender and women’s studies scholarship and feminist activism. The philosophical rationale for an African publication is explained, and the conditions under which it was established detailed. «Feminist Africa» was founded at the turn of the century, to become the collective property of the founding community of feminists working on the frontlines of change across African educational, political, cultural institutions. As an open-access digital publication, «Feminist Africa» preserves its editorial freedom closely, by activating and utilizing the free intellectual labour of the community of feminists on the continent. Hosted at the University of Cape Town’s African Gender Institute for the first fifteen years (2002-2017), «Feminist Africa» has moved to the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, with a view of launching a second phase in 2020.