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Amina

by Mohammed Umar - £17.99  Africa World Press (2006)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781592214044 | ISBN 10: 1592214045

This dramatic story of the efforts of the heroine and her friends to bring about change in the social conditions of women in Nigeria addresses pressing political issues which rarely appear in fiction - the legal status of Muslim women, the limitations imposed on them by traditional and religious conventions, the restrictions on their economic activities, the effects of a corrupt patriarchal system on the society at large adn women in particular, the humiliations visited on women as a result of unquestioned male power in personal relationships - from a woman's point of view. Ingeniously conceived and deftly written, this is a story about the emancipation of women in Nigeria from within.

"... a positive and inspirational story ... This book did what a story is supposed to do - take the reader on a journey and hopefully teach and enlighten along the way."
(Anne-Marie Smith, Canadian critic)

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