Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
1-877-205-6402
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Daughters of Anowa: African Women and Patriarchy [Paperback]

Our Price $ 22.00  
Retail Value $ 25.00  
You Save $ 3.00  (12%)  
Item Number 128919  
Buy New $22.00

Item Specifications...

Pages   229
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.25" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.49"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 10, 2005
Publisher   Orbis Books
ISBN  0883449994  
EAN  9780883449998  


Availability  1 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2017 11:51.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.


Item Description...
Overview
Daughters of Anowa provides an analysis of the lives of African women today from an African woman's own perspective. It is a study of the influence of culture and religion - particularly of traditional African cultures and Christianity - on African women's lives. Mercy Amba Oduyoye illustrates how myths, proverbs, and folk tales (called "folktalk") operate in the socialization of young women, working to preserve the norms of the community. Daughters of Anowa reveals how global patriachy manifests itself in these social structures, in both patrilineal and matrilineal communities. Organized as a narrative in three cycles, this book demonstrates how folktalk alienates women from power, discourages individuality and encourages conformity. It also considers the possibilities for the future. Oduyoye posits that change will come about only when the daughters of Anowa confront the realities of culture and religion in perpetuating patriarchal oppression and work to realize the goal of a new woman in a new Africa.

Publishers Description
Daughters of Anowa provides an analysis of the lives of African women today from an African woman's own perspective. It is a study of the influence of culture and religion - particularly of traditional African cultures and Christianity - on African women's lives. Mercy Amba Oduyoye illustrates how myths, proverbs, and folk tales (called "folktalk") operate in the socialization of young women, working to preserve the norms of the community. Daughters of Anowa reveals how global patriarchy manifests itself in these social structures, in both patrilineal and matrilineal communities.
Organized as a narrative in three cycles, Daughters of Anowa demonstrates how folktalk alienates women from power, discourages individuality and encourages conformity. It also considers the possibilities for the future. Oduyoye posits that change will come about only when the daughters of Anowa (the mythic representative of Africa itself) confront the realities of culture and religion in perpetuating patriarchal oppression and work to realize the goal of a new woman in a new Africa.

Buy Daughters of Anowa: African Women and Patriarchy by Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Filip Wijkstrom, Bengt Kristensson Uggla, Berta Sureda, Eva Robledillo, Susanne Neubauer, Frances F. Berdan & Gerard S. Sloyan from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780883449998 & 0883449994

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Daughters of Anowa: African Women and Patriarchy by Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Filip Wijkstrom, Bengt Kristensson Uggla, Berta Sureda, Eva Robledillo, Susanne Neubauer, Frances F. Berdan & Gerard S. Sloyan today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Filip Wijkstrom, Bengt Kristensson Uggla, Berta Sureda, Eva Robledillo, Susanne Neubauer, Frances F. Berdan & Gerard S. Sloyan

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo!

Mercy Amba Oduyoye has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Theology in Africa


Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.



Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > General   [17908  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > General   [30158  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology   [2287  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Women's Studies > Feminist Theory   [1210  similar products]
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History > General   [6817  similar products]
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History   [2546  similar products]
7Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Theology > General   [4167  similar products]
8Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > Feminist   [643  similar products]



Similar Products
Jesus And The Gospel In Africa: History And Experience (Theology in Africa Series)
Jesus And The Gospel In Africa: History And Experience (Theology in Africa Series)
Item: 118720



Reviews - What do our customers think?
Powerful stories  Feb 3, 2006
Narrative theology has long been a theological style that speaks to me with power, as the stories of people contain theological and philosophical truths that are often missed in more objective and academic treatments (not that these are not similarly worthwhile). Jesus spoke in parables; the Talmud and Hebrew scriptures demonstrate God's presence in stories; many cultures have found power in the recitation of key stories. However, some stories have been ignored and overlooked. One of the projects of the modern and postmodern world has been the recovery of voices and stories from those that were silenced and lost in the past.

Mercy Amba Oduyoye, a native of Ghana and theologian of worldwide acclaim, has drawn together stories that highlight the issues of women in Africa both in cultural and religious terms. Mercy Amba Oduyoye describes herself as having come from the Akan people, who were matrilineal and had many stories of women in leadership positions, both economically and prophetically. This was different from the Yoruba and British-influenced areas of Nigeria, where women were very much subject to their husbands or other male-dominated structures. 'In Africa, the very idea of a "free woman" conjures up negative images,' Mercy Amba Oduyoye writes. 'A "free woman" spells disaster.'

Oduyoye take on the challenge of presenting a liberation theology in careful terms in three overarching narrative cycles. These look at the issues of language, culture and identity respectively. She weaves into these cycles folktales, mythological stories, and more current stories to illustrate the importance of the humanity of women in these times and places. 'The stories are aimed at demonstrating that, by and large, the Akan woman is not so much an active participant in her own suppression as a passive victim of the culture whose life-giving aspects she seeks to protect.' This leads not only to an exploration of the culture and the ways in which society draws gender and identity roles into play, but also to the third cycle of stories - what should women become? What are their dreams, hopes, and true abilities?

Oduyoye draws in her own experience as a woman of the culture and a woman who has had broader experiences than most of her community to tap into the resources from outside that can cause deeper reflection into her own circumstances. Life is lived in community, and there is need for justice in this role. While some argue that male and female are complementary in many respects, it is in some ways a false dichotomy. 'In practice, complementarity allows the man to choose what he wants to be and to do and then demands that the woman fill in the blanks.'

Oduyoye begins and ends with stories, and lets the powerful stories fill the journey with insight.
 

Write your own review about Daughters of Anowa: African Women and Patriarchy





Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support