From Exile to Government: The Invention of New Women at Zimbabwe’s Independence

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
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Rudo Mudiwa is a rhetorician whose scholarship focuses on the promise that decolonization movements held for women across Africa. She is Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Irvine. At present, she is at work on a manuscript titled A Nation of Prostitutes: Gender, Urban Space, and the Invention of Zimbabwe. This book will examine how the prostitute–a symbol of the mobile and transgressive black woman–mediated anxieties regarding the challenge of remaking urban space, policing, and gender relations in the wake of colonial rule. This research was supported by the Social Science Research Council and the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship at Princeton. In addition to her academic work, Mudiwa has published essays in Transition, Chimurenga, New Frame, Ebony, and Africa is a Country.

Rudo Mudiwa