Women’s Autobiography in South Africa, Maternal Depression in Barbados & Film Reviews on Ama Ata Aidoo and Girlhood

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Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Political Science, Health and Health Care, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Social Sciences

The peer-reviewed JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies published Issue 29, which features some great research and reviews. It is always exciting to be presenting the work of emerging female scholars, whose research are forward-looking and with gusto! Since its inception, JENdA has crated a space for nurturing emerging scholars who are at the beginning of their academic career. This issue continues the tradition by featuring two rising female scholars, Selina Shieunda Makana in African Diaspora and Women's Studies and Fatimah Jackson-Best in Global Health research. Respectively, their research on women's autobiography in South Africa, and in maternal health shows both trends in research that is both multidisciplinary and timely. The issue rounds up with two reviews by Professor Charles Peterson of Oberlin College. As usual, Dr. Peterson brings a type of analysis to his reviews, often connecting elements from traditional and contemporary times into one hella-good reviews.

Narrating Political Lives: Theory and Practice of Women's Autobiography in South Africa -- Selina Shieunda Makana

"We Cannot Let Her Walk Away; We Got to Deal with it": Addressing Women's Access to Formal and Informal Supportive Resources for Maternal Depression in Barbados -- Fatimah Jackson-Best

Film Reviews
"Tell Me Where Your Dreams Are?": A Review of Céline Sciamma's Girlhood (2014) -- Charles Peterson

"A Corner, With My Desk and My Pen": A Review of The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo (2014), Yaba Badoe, Dir.  -- Charles Peterson

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