Recreating African Womanhood and Rewriting Our Stories: Bringing the Narratives to a Close

  • Kathomi Gatwiri


Having reached the final phase of this book, I am confident that an African feminist perspective has provided the capacity to engage with complex questions affecting African women, and contributed to new knowledge in this area. Through this study, I have shown that the women’s accounts and their experiences of living with vaginal fistulas can be theorised through a feminist analysis that contributes to an overarching original knowledge in the area of vaginal fistulas, gender, and health and sexuality of African women. More importantly, this book will provide an impetus for a better response to the needs of African women who have been living with vaginal fistulas or other related conditions. As such, it is essentially a call to end a problem that produces much shame and suffering for far too many women in Kenya and across Africa.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Arts and Social SciencesSouthern Cross UniversityBilinga, CoolongataAustralia

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