Literature Database on Gender in Subsahara Africa

Literature on media

Africa OverviewAngolaBenin
BotswanaBurkina FasoBurundi
CameroonCentral African RepublicChad
D.R. Congo / ZaireDjiboutiEquatorial Guinea
EritreaEthiopiaGabon
GambiaGhanaGuinea
Guinea BisseauIvory CoastKenya
LesothoLiberiaMadagascar
MalawiMaliMauritius
MozambiqueNamibiaNiger
NigeriaRwandaSenegal
Sierra LeoneSomaliaSouth Africa
South SudanSudanSwaziland / Eswatini
TanzaniaThe CongoTogo
UgandaZambiaZimbabwe

Africa Overview

Adagala, Esther / Kiai, Wambui (1994): Folk, interpersonal and mass media, The experience of women in Africa, in: Gallagher, Margaret / Quindoza-Santiago, Lilia (eds.): Women empowering communication, A resource book on women and globalization of media, Women’s International Tribune Centre, Washington, D.C., pp. 11-35. [6500]

Adja, Olive (ed.) (2005): Women and information in Africa, Sage Publications, London. [6501]

Arndt, Susan / Breitinger, Eckhard / von Brisinski, Marek Spitzcok (eds.) (2007): Theatre, performance and new media in Africa, Bayreuth African Studies, Bayreuth. [6502]

Buskens, Ineke / Webb, Anne (eds.) (2009): African women and ICTs, Investigating technology, gender and empowerment, Zed Books, London. [6503]

Dralega, Azungi Carol (ed.) (2016): Media, capacity building and gender party, Why we shouldn’t look away, in: Journal of African Media Studies, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 247-249. [6504]

Gadzekpo, Audrey (2009): Missing links, African media studies and feminist concerns, in: Journal of African Medica Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 69-80. [6505]

Gadzekpo, Audrey (eds.) (2013): Special issue on gender and media, in: African Media Review. [6509]

Harrow, Kenneth (ed.) (1997): With open eyes, Women and African cinema, Matatu, vol. 19, Rodipi Publishers, Amsterdam. [6506]

Jay, Mary / Kelly, Susan (eds.) (2002): Courage and consequences, Women publishing in Africa, London. [6507]

Kitetu, Catherine Wawasi (ed.) (2008): Gender, science and technology, Perspectives from Africa, Codesria, Dakar. [6508]

Morna, Lowe Colleen / Khan, Zohra (2002): Net gains, African women take stoke of ICTs, Women’s Inc., New York. [6510]

Morna, Lowe Colleen / Khan, Zohra (2006): The Southern Africa Media Diversity Journal, vol. 2, Gender Links, Johannesburg. [6511]

Ochieng, Ruth (2002): Information and communication technologies as a tool for women’s empowerment and social transformation in Africa, in: Feminist Africa, no. 1, pp. 108-115. [6512]

Ouzgane, Lahoucine / Okome, Onookome (2007): Men and masculinities in African film and fiction, James Currey Publishers, Oxford. [6513]

Prah, Kwesi (ed.) (1991): Culture, gender, science and technology in Africa, Harp Publications, Windhoek. [6514]

Radloff, Jennifer (2005): Claiming cyperspace, Communication and networking for social change and women’s empowerment, in: Feminist Africa, no. 4, pp. 85-98. [6515]

Rathgeber, Eva M. (2000): Gender and the information revolution in Africa, Women`s Inc, New York. [6516]

Somolu, Oreoluwu (2007): ‘Telling our true stories’, African women blogging for social change, in: Gender and Development, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 477-489. [6517]

Stamp, Patricia (1989): Technology, Gender and Power in Africa, Ottawa, International Development Centre. [6518]

Veney, Rachel Cassandra / Zeleza, Paul Tiyambe (eds.) (2001): Women in African studies scholary publishing, Africa World Press, Trenton. [6519]

Wanyeki, Muthoni (2005): The African Women’s Development and Communication Network, Experiences of feminist continental organising, in: Feminist Africa, vol. 4, pp. 105-115. [6520]

Zerai, Assata (2019): African women, ICT and neoliberal politics, The challenge of gendered digital divides to people-centred governane, Routledge, London. [6521]

Zuiderveld, Maria (2011): ‘Hitting the glass ceiling’, in: Gender and media management in Sub-Saharan Africa, in: Journal of African Media Studies, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 401-415. [6522]


Angola

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Benin

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Botswana

Buhle, Mbambo (2002): Using of the internet in SEM’s, A case study of female small textile entrepreneurs in Botswana, in: African Development Perspectives Yearbook, 9, 2002-2003, pp. 617-621. [6523]

Mnubi, Chiku Mchombu (2000): Information needs of owmen in small business in Botswana, in: International Information and Libraray Review, vol. 32, 1, pp. 39-67. [6524]


Burkina Faso

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Burundi

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Cameroon

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Central African Republic

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Chad

Perry, Susan (2004): Resolving conflict through solar-powered radio in Chad, in: Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 29, pp. 561-568. [6525]


D.R. Congo / Zaire

Bouwer, Karen (2010): Gender and decolonization in the Congo, Lumumba’s legacy in literature and film, Palgrave, London. [6526]

Braun, Lesley Nicole (2015): Cyber Siren, What Mami Wata reveals about the Internet and Chinese presence in Kinshasa, in: Canadian Journal of African Studies, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 301-318. [11659]

Garcia-Mingo, Elisa (2017): Mamas in the newsroom, Women’s journalism against sexual violence in Eastern Congo, in: Journal of African Media Studie, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 215-227. [6527]


Djibouti

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Equatorial Guinea

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Eritrea

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Ethiopia

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Gabon

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Gambia

Valente, Thomas / Kim, Young Mi / Lettenmaier, Cheryl / Glass, William (1994): Radio promotion of family planning in the Gambia, in: International Family Planning Perspectives, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 96-104. [6528]


Ghana

Collins, John (2003): Ghanaian women enter into popular entertainment, in: Humanities, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-10. [6529]

Gadzekpo, Audrey (2001): Gender discourses and representational practices in Gold Coast newspapers, in: Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, Volume 1, no. 2. [6531]

Geoffrion, Karine (2018): Homosexuality and religious fundamentalis in the Ghanaian mediascape, Clashes between an ‘un-godly’ concept and lived practices, in: Gender and Fundamentalism, CODESRIA, Dakar pp. 269-288. [6530]

McKay, Blythe (2005): Fishers and radios, A case study of radio Ada in Ghana, in: Crummings, Sarah / van Dam, Henk / Valk, Minke (eds.): Gender and ICT for development, A global sourcebook, Publications of the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, pp. 45-50. [6532]


Guinea

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Guinea Bisseau

Achinger, G. (1998): Frauen, Medien und Emanzipation, Pakistan, Guinea-Bissau und Kap Verde im Kulturvergleich, IKO-Verlag, Frankfurt a.M. [6533]


Ivory Coast

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Kenya

Gakahu, Nancy / Mukhongo, Lynette Lusike (2007): Women’s pages in Kenya’s newspapers, Implications for the country’ development, in: Gender and Development, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 425-434. [6534]

Ligag, Dina (2020): Women visibility, and morality in Kenyan popular media, NISC, African Books Collective, Oxford. [6535]

Ligaga, Dina (2020): Women, visibility and morality in Kenyan popula media, NISC, Grahamstown/Makhanda. [11922]

Mwangi, Evan (1998): Queer agency in Kenya’s digital media, in: African Studies Review, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 93-113. [6536]

Steevens, Leslie (1997): Gender violence and the press, the St.Kizito story, Ohio University Press, Ohio. [6537]

Westhoff, Charles (1995): The mass media and family planning in Kenya, in: International Family Planning Perspectives, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 26-31. [6538]

Worthington, Nancy (1995): Classifying Kenyan women, Press representation of gender in Nairobi ‘daily nation’, in: Women’s Studies in Communication, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 65-84. [6539]


Lesotho

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Liberia

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Madagascar

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Malawi

Chilimanpunga, Charles (1999): The denigration of women in Malawian radio commercials, in: Gender and Development, vol. 7 pp. 71-78. [6540]


Mali

Schulz, Dorothea (1999): Territorial displacement and moral relocation, Voices and images of women in televised ladili performances in Mali, Sozialanthropologische Arbeitspapiere, Nr. 80, FU-Berlin, Berlin. [6541]

Schulz, Dorothea (2001): Music videos and the effeminate vices of urban culture in Mali, in: Africa, vol. 73, no. 3, pp. 365-371. [6542]

Schulz, Dorothea (2002): The world is made by talk: Female youth culture, pop music consumption, and mass-mediated forms of sociality in urban Mali, in: Cahiers d'Etudes Africaines, vol. 42, no. 4 (168). [6543]

Schulz, Dorothea (2004): Women pop singers and broadcast media in Mali, in: Peek, Philip (ed.): African folklore: An encyclopedia, Routledge, New York, pp. 515-517. [6544]


Mauritius

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Mozambique

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Namibia

Nghidininwa, Maria M. (2008): Women journalists in Namibia’s liberation struggle, 1985-1990, Basler Afrika Bibliograhien, Basel. [6545]


Niger

Rasmussen, Susan (2003): Gendered discourse and mediated modernities, Urban and rural performances of Tuareg smith women, in: Journal of Anthropological Research, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 487-509. [6546]


Nigeria

Anugwom, Edlyne (2007): Stuck in the middle, Women, ICTs and the struggle for survival in the oil degraded Niger Delta environment, Nigeria, vol. 72, pp. 58-68. [6547]

Bankole, Akinrinola (1996): Mass media messages and reproductive behaviour in Nigeria, in: Journal of Biosocial Science, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 227-239. [6548]

Eboh, E.C. (1993): A household survey of farm women's access to agro-information and technology: Implications for extension training and rural development in Nigeria, in: Journal of Rural Development and Administration, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 1-22 [6549]

Emenyeonu, N.B. (1991): Motivation for choice of course and career preferences of Nigerian female journalism students: Implications for the status of media women in a developing nation, in: Africa Media Review, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 71-83. [6550]

Lyons, Harriet (1990): Nigerian television and the problems of urban African women, in: Arnold, Stephen et al. (eds.): Culture and development in Africa, Africa World Press, Trenton, pp. 107-118. [6551]

Ogundipe-Leslie, Molara (1990): The image of women and the role of the media in a new political culture in Nigeria, in: Africa Media Review, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 52-59. [6552]

Ogunleye, Foluke (2003): Female stereotypes in the Nigerian video film: A case for re-socialization, in: Humanities Review Journal, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 1-14. [6553]

Okunna, Chinyere (1992): Sources of development information among rural women in Nigeria: A case study, in: Africa Media Review, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 65-77. [6554]

Okunna, Chinyere (1996): Portrayal of women in Nigerian home video films: Empowerment of subjugation? in: Africa Media Review, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 21-36. [6555]

Renne, Elisha (1993): Condome use and the popular press in Nigeria, in: Health Transition Review, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 41-56. [6556]

Yusuf, Hadjia (1991): Mass media, women and politics, in: Chizea, Dora / Yusuf, Hadjia: Mass media, women and politics, in: Chizea, Dora / Njoku, Juliet (eds.): Nigerian women and the challenges of our time, in: Malthouse Press, Lagos. [6557]


Rwanda

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Senegal

Abdela, Lesley (2007): ‘Anyone here been raped and speaks English? Workshop for editors and journalists on gender based violence and sex-trafficing, in: Gender and Development, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 387-398. [6558]

Mushengyezi, Aaron (2004): Reimaging gender and African tradition? Ousmane Sembène’s Xala revisited, in: Africa Today, vol. 51, no. 1. [6559]

Venables, Emilie (2008): Senegalese women and the cyber café: Online dating and aspirations of transnational migration in Ziguinchor, in: African and Asian Studies, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 471-490. [6560]

Wittmann, Frank (2003): Zur Ambivalenz des Populärjournalismus in Senegal, Strategische Aneignung und mediale Repräsentation der Hausmädchen, in: Afrika Spectrum, 38, 2, pp. 153-172. [6561]


Sierra Leone

African Training and Research Centre for Women (ECA) (1985): Women and the mass media in Africa: case studies of Sierra Leone, the Niger and Egypt / in: Women and development in Africa Journal of Eastern African Research and Development, 15, pp. 198-221 [6562]

Wambui, Mercy (2005): Development through radio, A case study of Sierra Leone, in: Crummings, Sarah / van Dam, Henk / Valk, Minke (eds.): Gender and ICT for development, A global sourcebook, Publications of the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, pp. 51-60. [6563]


Somalia

no entries to this combination of country and topic


South Africa

Gehrmann, Susanne (2018): Remidiating romance, Forms and functions of new media in contemporary love stories fom Togo and South Africa, in: Africa Today, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 64-84. [6564]

Lediga, Karabo / Overland, Lene (eds.) (2004): Youth fighting gender violence in and through the media, Media Watch Publications, Cape Town. [6565]

Lowe Morna, Coleen (2004): The ‘I’ stories, Speaking out on gender violence in Southern Africa, Gender Links, Johannesburg. [6566]

Lowe Morna, Coleen (2007): Making every voice count, A Southern African case study, in: Gender and Development, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 369-385. [6567]

Lowe Morna, Coleen / Overland, Lene (2002): Getting smart, Strategic communication for gender activists in South Africa, Gender Links / Women’s Media Watch, Johannesburg / Cape Town. [6568]

Nakana, Steven / Overland, Lene (2001): ‘Under one roof’, Gender, Media and democracy, Gender training manual for media activists, Women`s Media Watch, Cape Town. [6569]

Naughton, Tracey (1996): Community radio: A voice for the voiceless, in: Agenda, no. 31, pp. 12-18. [6570]

Overland, Lene (2004): Monitoring HIV/AIDS reporting through the gender lens, Media Watch Publications, Cape Town. [6571]

Sehoole, Trevor Chika / Moja, Teboho (2003): Pedagogical issues and gender in cyberspace education, Distance education in South Africa, in: African and Asian Studies, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 475-496. [6572]

Talmor, Ruti (2013): From the margins you push so that the centre implodes, Queer media in South Africa, in: GLQ, a Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 383-403. [11756]


South Sudan

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Sudan

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Swaziland / Eswatini

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Tanzania

Rogers, Everett / Vaughan, Peter et al. (1999): Effects of an entertainment-education radio soap opera on family planning behaviour in Tanzania, in: Studies in Family Planning, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 193-211. [6573]


The Congo

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Togo

Gehrmann, Susanne (2018): Remidiating romance, Forms and functions of new media in contemporary love stories fom Togo and South Africa, in: Africa Today, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 64-84. [6574]


Uganda

Ntabasuta Mugambi, H. (1994): Intersections, Gender, orality, text, and female space in contemporary Kiganda radio songs, in: Research in African Literatures, vol. 25, no. 3. [6575]


Zambia

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Zimbabwe

Hove, Elizabeth (2017): ‘Of witches, babes, and wife bashers, Images of gender in Zimbabwean tabloids, in: Journal of African Media Studies, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 163-179. [6576]

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