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Women in African History: Books

A special topic guide for researching women in Africa from a historical perspective

Books & E-Books

Serendipity through browsing the stacks

Often times you'll find relevant books on your topic just by simply browsing the stacks in the library.  

Try browsing the following call number ranges and look for them in the library:

  • DT1-3415         History of Africa
  • HQ1101-2030.7        Women. Feminism.
  • HN50-995             Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform — By region or country

For more detailed call number information see:

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Subject Terms for Searching in InfoKat - Library Catalog

Copy and paste any of the subject terms below into InfoKat Discovery to see a list of search results.

Then, click into one of the results and review the record details.  Look at the date, description, and subject terms.  When searching InfoKat Discovery, you’ll see a mix of books, articles, films, etc.  Use filters in the left hand tool bar to narrow the results. This list is just to get you started!

  • Women-Political activity-South Africa 
  • Urban Women—Arica
  • Leadership in Women—Africa, West
  • Women—Africa, West
  • Women—Africa—Social Conditions—21st century
  • Women—Legal status, laws, etc.—Africa
  • Women—Africa—Economic conditions—-21st century
  • Patriarchy—Africa
  • Sex discrimination against women—Africa
  • Women—Africa,Sub-Saharan—History
  • Women—Africa, Sub-Saharan—Social conditions
  • Women—Africa, Sub-Saharan—19th century
  • Women—Africa, Sub-Saharan—20th century
  • Ghana—colonial influence—20th century
  • Ghana—social conditions—20th century
  • Women, Logooli—Social conditions
  • Women, Logooli—Economic conditions
  • Women civic leaders—Africa

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Keywords to get started

Women Africa

Women Africa history

Contemporary women Africa

Women authority Africa

Women leadership Africa

Women power Africa