3RD CHUSS SEMINAR 2019

Date

Friday, 12 April 2019

Event Details

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University invites you to the 3rd CHUSS Seminar 2019

Topic: Women and the Economies of Petition Writing in Colonial Southwest Nigeria, 1930s-1950s

Presenter: Dr. Mutiat Titilope Oladejo, Department of History, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Discussant: Dr. Pamela Khanakwa

Date: Friday 12th April 2019

Venue: School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall

Time: 2:00pm

Abstract

Women’s history in colonial Africa is influenced by milieus defined by modern and indigenous policies. In the many accounts of nationalist agitations in colonial Nigeria, the act of petitions writing by women did not receive the much deserved attention. Petitions written by women in colonial Yorubaland challenged the hegemony of colonial administrators, European merchants, the Lebanese, indigenous merchants and the traditional political system and it ultimately contributed to Nigeria’s nation building. This research therefore examines the economic features of Yoruba women’s responses and actions and its implication in the decolonisation processes. It analyses the economic impacts of the colonial economy on Yoruba women. It seeks to use an integrative historical approach to deepen knowledge of the African society through the combination of primary and secondary sources. It explores how changes induced by colonialism created the social, cultural and political milieus that made women resolve to writing petitions to advance developmental issues affecting the society. This study establishes the role of Yoruba women in Nigerian nation building.

For more information, please contact the Dean SWGS at sssaline2@gmail.com

You are all welcome!

 

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