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· Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Consequences, and Treatment

· Suicide Warfare: Culture, the Military, and the Individual as a Weapon

· Women in Combat: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)

· Women of Afghanistan in the Post-Taliban Era: How Lives Have Changed . . .

· Female Suicide Bombers

· Female Genital Mutilation: Legal, Cultural and Medical Issues

· The Cuban Family: Custom and Change in an Era of Hardship

· Paternity and American Law

· The Women of Afghanistan Under the Taliban

· Women College Basketball Coaches

Short Stories
· A Woman Confesses: It's Never Too Late For Lessons In Love -- And LifeLessons in Love and Life

· Sage Book Chapter: Women Political Leaders in Africa

· Female Genital Mutilation

· Terrorist Attack & Natural Disaster Preparedness

· Susan Cook-Jahme, AuthorsDen, Newsletter Review

· Warren V. Keller: A Visit to His Roots

· Properly Trained Servicewomen Can Overcome Physical Shortcomings

· Overturning Paternity

· Sexual Harassment

· Soviet-Afghan War (1979-1989)

· The "Dear John": Rosemarie Keller Skaine to Bob Trentz

· Crossroads

· Eventide

· He Does Me Wrong Song

· Ill Remember You

· Little Girl, Little Girl

· Wait

· We Live

· I Am Well Fed

· My Horse II

· The Precipice

         More poetry...
· Skaine Signs Two Contracts

· Skaine Interviews on Spotlite Radio

· Skaine presents at UN, Women in Parliament

· Skaine Gives UN Keynote, Terrorism & African Youth

· Query for Writers

· Rosemarie Skaine Keynote Speaker at UN Women 57 Meeting

· Christian Science Monitor Interview

· UN Panelist at Commission on the Status of Women 57

· International Day of the African Child: Terrorism and the Youths of Africa

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Publisher:  McFarland Publishers ISBN-10:  0786432993


Copyright:  2008 ISBN-13:  9780786432998

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In Africa, women leaders have a strong legacy. Female pharaohs ruled ancient Egypt, queens and queen mothers have reigned throughout contemporary Africa, and women across the continent have led modern liberation movements. This book’s wide-ranging examination of African women leaders focuses especially on women in elected or appointed national government positions. The author provides an extensive analysis of the progress made by women leaders in each individual country, as well as an overall analysis of the historical role of women in African governments. In addition, the book offers in-depth profiles of eleven women in high office, including current Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Mozambique prime minister Luisa Diogo. A table lists quotas for the percentage of women in African parliaments. An appendix shows the current number of women in national parliaments worldwide, About the Author Sociologist Rosemarie Skaine lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She has also written Female Suicide Bombers (2006), Female Genital Mutilation (2005), The Cuban Family (2004), Paternity and American Law (2003), The Women of Afghanistan Under the Taliban (2002), Women College Basketball Coaches (2001), Women at War (1999) A Man of the Twentieth Century (1999) and Power and Gender (1996).   


The woman pictured on the cover is Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Finance Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria. She is at a 2004 press conference with World Bank President James Wolfensohn (center) and Agustin Carstens of the International Monetary Fund. Here is an advance excerpt about this competent woman:

"In 2006, Okonjo-Iweala's rank of 62 on Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women
credits her for 'prudent debt management and calls for fiscal discipline.' Okonjo-Iweala led the negotiations that resulted in cancellation of nearly two-thirds, $18 billion, of Nigeria's $30 billion Paris Club debt. This debt cancellation was the second largest in the Paris Club of international creditor's 30-year history and Africa's biggest debt write-off."

Professional Reviews
Feminist Collections
"Rosemarie Skaine's Women Political Leaders in Africa addresses this gap in public awareness. ... Although other sources of similar information exist, no single work is as comprehensive. ... Therefore, I highly recommend this work for all academic reference collections."

--Nancy M. Lewis, "Rosemarie Skaine, Women Political Leaders in Africa," Feminist Collections (v.29, no. 2, Spring 2008).

Politique Internationale
This review is written in French and what follows are the highlights based on a translation:

Sociologist Rosemarie Skaine basically wants to be optimistic regarding the role of women in Africa. Providing a study of the progression of the role of women in management governance in each African country is its chief merit. Discussing each country is difficult to do, but she does it thoroughly.

Reviewed by Rene Pelissier, Orgeval, France, Politique Internationale, no 122, Winter 2008-2009, pp. 408-409.

This excellent review is written in Swedish and what follows is a small portion based on a Google translation:

"The fact-based compilation for each country, coupled with the brief analysis of the country's political development, makes it easy to see the variation over time. Together with the final and summary chapter provides Women Political Leaders in Africa a good introduction to Africa, political equality and women's presence in parliaments and governments in today's Africa."

Gordana Malesevic, "African Queen Shows the Way to Equality Politics," Flamman, September 3, 2009, pp. 1-2.

Reader Reviews for "Women Political Leaders in Africa"

Reviewed by maliababy malia (Reader) 12/21/2012
Reviewed by Jackson Aniefiok 1/28/2009
i so much love your concern about promotion of women in entire society. i love your books and your intelligent keep up and God blesseed.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 1/20/2008
this is a great book in my eyes Rose. Women and minorities have always been held down. But as we can see they are emerging from their tombs. Here in Baltimore we have all women running the city. And of course if Hillary Clinton or Obama wins the presidential election this will be the beginning of great change and progress in this area. hugs
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 6/30/2007
my God, what an accomplishment! you must be very proud and your readers are too (like me)! thanks for the notice and i'll check it out.
Reviewed by George Thompson 6/30/2007
Sounds like a very intersting book. I know you are excited even though you've had other books published. Each one is "our baby" until it has hit the market and left for people to read. Good excerpt.


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Rosemarie Skaine

Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Consequences, and Treatment

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Suicide Warfare: Culture, the Military, and the Individual as a Weapon

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Women in Combat: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)

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The Women of Afghanistan Under the Taliban

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Women at War

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Female Genital Mutilation: Legal, Cultural and Medical Issues

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The Cuban Family: Custom and Change in an Era of Hardship

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