I’m so excited to share that I am writing a new book! It is titled “Can Feminism be African?” and will be published by William Collins early 2024. This book has been a long time in the making. I can’t wait to share it with the readers of this blog. Read on for the full press release.
William Collins has landed a “searing” polemic on African feminism by Minna Salami.
Arabella Pike, publishing director, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to Can Feminism Be African? from Georgina Capel at Georgina Capel Associates. The book will be published in early 2024 in hardback, e-book and audio.
Salami introduces a new view of gender equality through two simple questions: what happens when we consider feminism through an African lens, and Africa through a feminist one? The book brings social commentary and feminist critique together to show how patriarchy and culture stifles feminist spirit – and how we search through language, politics, and soul to reawaken it.
Pike said: “Reading Minna Salami is like having all your tired assumptions shaken up, refreshed and formed anew. This new book reframes ideas about feminism and about African identity in radical new ways. We are so excited to be working with her and cannot wait to publish.”
Salami added: “I am writing this book to give a sense of key debates in African feminist thought to a wider audience, and to position African feminism as a home of galvanising thought about social, political, and cultural shifts impacting women’s lives today. My book could not have found a better home than with William Collins, which champions writers that seek to make sense of the world with thought-provoking ideas. I feel so thrilled and excited to be working with Arabella Pike, who immediately understood my vision for the book. I am also very lucky to work with such a kind and enthusiastic agent as Georgina Capel.”