African womanhood and incontinent bodies: Kenyan women with vaginal fistulas. Kathomi Gatwiri.

African womanhood and incontinent bodies: Kenyan women with vaginal fistulas

Singapore: Springer, 2019. xvii, 210 pages, very good hardcover.

"This book reveals the structures of poverty, power, patriarchy and imperialistic health policies that underpin what the World Health Organization calls the 'hidden disease' of vaginal fistulas in Africa. By employing critical feminist and post-colonial perspectives, it shows how 'leaking black female bodies' are constructed, ranked, stratified and marginalised in global maternal health care, and explains why women in Africa are at risk of developing vaginal fistulas and then having adequate treatment delayed or denied...."

Cat.No: 247349
ISBN: 9789811305641

Price: $20.00