Nicolette Writes

Professional Freelance Writer and Stay-at-Home Mom


Here is something interesting I read today – I am busy with a reading (‘Silencing Sycorax’, author: Busia) on the ‘voicelessness’ of black woman in colonial literature discourse:

(I got this extract from Wikipedia): (context: Igbo Women’s War, Nigeria 1929)

A major tactic in the protests was what is known as “sitting”. Along with singing and dancing around the houses and offices of the Warrant Chiefs, the women would follow their every move, invading their space and forcing the men to pay attention. The wives of the Warrant Chiefs were often disturbed and they too put pressure on the Warrants to listen to the demands of the women. This tactic of “sitting on the Warrants,” i.e. following them everywhere and anywhere, was very popular with the women in Nigeria, and used to great effect.



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