The production of endogenous knowledge about Africa and African women.



Gender, Africa, Endogenous knowledge.


This article deals with endogenous knowledge about Africa and African women. Gender studies were used to demonstrate the social gears that over the centuries have operated to conform women to the condition of use according to sex and reduced the invisibility of the ways of life and trajectories of non-Western women. It is understood that it is no longer possible to speak of "the woman", but of "the women", because, in contemporary times, these women are no longer imprisoned in a single narrative, that of the woman of the West. A need to build a more Afrocentric narrative focused on African women and the need to formulate the specificity of the trajectory of Angolan women as opposed to Western ones.

Author Biography

Helena Cosma da Graça Fonseca Veloso , Angola Catholic University

Dra. In Psychology and Psychoanalytic Theory, Professor at the Catholic University of Angola -UCAN, Luanda, Angola


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