Decolonisation, Pluriversality, and African-situatedness in sexuality and sexuality-related violence research and advocacy


…to assist us to find ways to share the means and ways to work towards research and advocacy that are embedded in African publics, to overcome the dominant EuroAmerican hegemonic theories, research and ways of activation, to think in a world characterised by entanglement, to theorise from Africa for the world, as well as to control knowledge and the means of producing knowledge.

African Psychology

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Colonisation, said Aimé Césaire, the anti-colonial Martiniquan poet and politician, equals “thingification”. To us this suggests that sexual thingification – including sexual entitlement, rape and femicide – equates sexual and gendered colonisation. What is needed to truly decolonise – that’s one question.

In Decolonising the mind, the Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o argued for African languages and cultures. Noting that although imperialism may have introduced writing to many African languages, it denied many Africans the means to master the world irreparably cracked by colonialism by restricting reading and writing to a small class of the colonised who preferred the colonisers’ cultures and languages.

Concerned primarily with the decolonisation of science in its broad meaning, the Beninoise philosopher Paulin Hountondji contended that the key intertwined problems of colonial science are “theoretical emptiness”, “theoretical extraversion” that tempts many African researchers to respond and address themselves to non-African publics, and subordination to…

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Women and family structure


According to Nigeria HealthWatch, in Urban Nigeria amongst educated ones such as Ayinde in the south we still have average birth rate of 4.7 per woman – national average is 5.67 – All of these numbers are too high in this age. We are a living testimony to the fact that uncontrolled population brings more misery than joy.

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During 2014 National Conference divorce rate in the country was one of the many serious issues brought to light. Attention at the time was mainly on the northern city of Kano where divorce rate is the highest however, from what I notice in the south customary courts, we are catching up fast following similar pattern.

Take for example the case of Mr Alaba Aigbe, a 65 year old who recently divorced his wife at Agodi customary court on the grounds that she was an adulterer and a witch.

Reading through the press release, the couple had seven children. Adultery issue came about when Mr Aigbe was away for a year to work in a different town. Mrs Aigbe had an affair with the husband’s typist.

Fair enough if the union had run its course due to breakdown in trust and mutual respect.

Here is the pitiful bits:

“In his judgment, Chief Mukaila Balogun, the president of the court, dissolved the…

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