Join us for this Fresh Ideas Festival session discussing a new anthology about feminist parenting from post-Western perspectives.

Monday 10 August 2020
Rama Dieng, Lecturer in African Studies and International Development, University of Edinburgh
Host: Dotun Ayeni, Doctoral Researcher, University of Edinburgh Business School


What is feminist parenting? Is it something for all parents? What does it mean to be a feminist parent in practice? Feminist Parenting: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond aims to fill a gap on feminist parenting in the existing literature by bringing timely post-Western perspectives. More specifically, the anthology's main contribution is its explicit focus on feminist parenting from the margins to the global periphery: from Africa and its diaspora, from the Global South to Europe and America.

This volume is one of the first collections published with first-person essays describing very touching, beautiful, and sometimes painful stories of what it means and, more importantly, what it costs to become a feminist parent with an intersectional approach.

Join us as we hear from Rama Dieng on her work and fresh idea for the future, followed by live Q&A.

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About the Speaker

Rama Salla Dieng is a Senegalese scholar and writer. She is a Lecturer at the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, and a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships. The Co-editor of Feminist Parenting: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond is Andrea O'Reilly, a full professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies at York University, Founder/Editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative, and publisher of Demeter Press.

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