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Philomina E. Okeke-Ihejirika

Philomina E. Okeke-Ihejirika is an assistant professor of women's studies at the University of Alberta. Her current research involves economic barriers to black immigrant women's empowerment in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Negotiating Power and Privilege
Career Igbo Women in Contemporary Nigeria
By Philomina E. Okeke-Ihejirika

Even with a university education, the Igbo women of southeastern Nigeria face obstacles that prevent them from reaching their professional and personal potentials. Negotiating Power and Privilege is a study of their life choices and the embedded patriarchy and other obstacles in postcolonial Africa barring them from fulfillment.Philomina E. Okeke recorded life-history interviews and discussions during the 1990s with educated women of differing ages and professions.

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