Women’s participation in the liberation struggle led by PAIGC in Guinea-Bissau emerged as a trope of female people performing an array of war-like activities and anti-colonial militancy, assuming equal and complementary roles regarding their male comrades. In this chapter, we revisit the inscription of women’s emancipation in this anti-colonial project to analyse how it promoted a transformation of female destinies through such active roles while confronting male supremacy within the party and their communities. The juxtaposition of official records and dominant nationalist narratives with personal recollections allows us to deepen the discussion around gendered emancipatory devices activated in the anti-colonial wars and the resulting state-building efforts, by disassembling the concept of resistance into its multiple modalities, and by keeping with its contradictions and differential effects.
|Title of host publication||Resistance and Colonialism|
|Subtitle of host publication||Insurgent Peoples in World History|
|Editors||Richard Drayton, Saul Dubow|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||38|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|