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African women’s traditions of rebellion: meanings of ‘undress’

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Across the African continent, women deploy powerful collective tactics to resist male harassment, oppression and injustice. Their targets range from sex offenders and colonial administrators, to oil megacorporations and corrupt warlord governments. One of the most powerful techniques is perhaps also the most archaic: the threat of ‘undress’, stripping off naked and exposing genitals. In this talk, Camilla Power explores historic and more contemporary case studies from Nigeria, Cameroon, Liberia and Kenya, to understand the symbolic and cosmological potency of ‘undress’.

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Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton St, off Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square

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