, Volume 50, Supplement 1, pp 109–116 | Cite as

Looking from the South, Speaking from Home: African women confronting development

Reprinted from Development 43 no 4: 32–39
  • Jessica Horn
Thematic Section


Jessica Horn interrogates the discourse and practice of development in the post-independence, globalized world. She argues that development, defined in Euro-American forums, has been unresponsive to the varied needs of African women. She shows that it is African women themselves who are now confronting the Euro-centric presumptions of development, and are working to better the lives of women on the continent through place-based coalitions and culturally sensitive activism.


difference equality meeting places politics of place post-development 


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