African Diaspora Women and African Development

  • Oluyemi O. FayomiEmail author
  • Oluwayemisi A. Adepoju
  • Grace T. Adebayo
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African diaspora women are a varied group of persons with potentials for development. This chapter examines the continuous yet unfairly circulated flow of capital and labor across borders, and between countries, which is not solely an economic process but also affects social identities and cultural relations across gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality. It is this interplay of structural forces and human agency that gives African diaspora women their shifting, convoluted and overlapping geometry. The process of displacement, movement, and replacement to a new locality generates its own peculiar forms of political consciousness among African diaspora women. African women in the diaspora, as well as many others, are carrying the flags of their socially conscious foremothers. In fact, if there is one thing that characterizes African women’s history, it is stepping up to social-cultural cum political responsibility with creativity and commitment, and this chapter presents evidence of African diaspora women exhibiting these characteristics.


Migration Diaspora Women Development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oluyemi O. Fayomi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Oluwayemisi A. Adepoju
    • 1
  • Grace T. Adebayo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political Science and International Relations, College of Leadership Development StudiesCovenant UniversityOtaNigeria

Section editors and affiliations

  • Agnes Atia Apusigah
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity for Development StudiesTamaleGhana

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