Africa at Noon on October 31, 2012

The evo­lu­tion of women eco­nomic sta­tus in the Lake Chad region since the 19th century

Djan­abou Bakary
Lec­turer, Depart­ment of His­tory
Uni­ver­sity of Maroua, Cameroon

Time and Loca­tion: 12:00pm, 206 Ingra­ham Hall, 1155 Obser­va­tory Drive, Madi­son, WI


This presentation shows how local factors, more than feminist policies, led women to build their identity.


Djan­abou Bakary is a historian of sub-Saharan Africa. Her research interest is the economic history of the Chad Basin region since the pre-colonial period. She is currently working on a project which raises the issue of women cross-border trade in the Chad Basin, within a context of globalization.