Historian to Discuss Nigerian Women’s War

February 27, 2012

OGDEN, Utah – Susan Kent, history professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, will present the Women’s History Lecture at Weber State University March 7 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Stewart Library Hetzel-Hoellein Room.

Kent specializes in modern British history, focusing on gender, culture, imperialism and politics. She has written several books about gender equality and women’s struggles and is co-author of “The Women's War of 1929: Gender and Violence in Colonial Nigeria.”

The Women’s War will be the focus of Kent’s lecture. She will discuss the debates surrounding the historical event, which involved thousands of Igbo and Ibibio-speaking women from southeastern Nigeria who were protesting the oppressive rule of the colonial government.

The event is sponsored by the Department of History and is free and open to the public.

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Contact:
Brady Brower, assistant history professor
801-626-6291 • mbrower@weber.edu
Author:
Corie Holmes, office of Media Relations
801-626-7295 • corieholmes@weber.edu

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