More about this series. Author: Naminata Diabate. Naked Agency offers a rich analysis of the many potential meanings of defiant disrobing as a signifying shorthand in relation to questions of agency within, but also potentially outside of an African context. She also makes a strong case for avoiding the problems found in most writings on African women of seeing women as either victims or heroic agents while doing an especially great job of exposing the double-edged nature of secularization in the postcolonial world. Read an interview with Naminata Diabate on Society for the Humanities.
‘Dramas of desperation’: Book examines naked protest in Africa
General Butt Naked - Wikipedia
In July , hundreds of female protestors in Nigeria occupied properties owned by Chevron Texaco. By threatening to take off their clothes, the women convinced corporate authorities to negotiate with them for better resource management and for environmental justice. Public nakedness catches eyes, makes headlines, and sometimes, as in the Chevron Texaco case, gets things done. Yet Naminata Diabate , assistant professor of comparative literature in the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a more nuanced analysis of this and other incidents of naked protest, particularly by women in Africa. The act of disrobing, Diabate said, has been used as a form of deviation, protest or resistance in many times and places, including ancient Greece, 18th-century China, the French Revolution and the present day.
Joshua Milton Blahyi born September 30, , often known by his nom de guerre General Butt Naked , is a former commander of forces under the wider control of Liberian warlord Roosevelt Johnson. Once described as "the most evil man in the world", Blahyi said in that he killed at least 20, people and carried out regular human sacrifice and cannibalism of children. Blahyi has stated that he was originally a tribal priest. Since the war he has converted to Christianity and become a preacher. Blahyi travels Liberia preaching peace and love, denouncing his old way of life.
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