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Molara Ogundipe was a poet, critic, editor, feminist and activist. Before she passed away on the 18th of June 2019, she was considered as one of the foremost writers on African feminism, gender studies and literary theory.
she was also a social critic who came to be recognized as a viable authority on African women among black feminists and feminists in general. Ogundipe was described as being "at the forefront of the theoretical dynamism which is unfolding within African feminism. She has a powerful and deeply ingrained cultural understanding of the dynamics of gender relations in the pre-colonial and colonial Yoruba society as a pivot for theory". Over the years, she was a critic of the oppression of women and argued that African women are more oppressed in their status and roles as wives.
Ogundipe was in the leadership of feminist activism and gender studies in Africa for decades. She was the Founder and Director of the Foundation for International Education and Monitoring, which is dedicated to teaching young women the doctrine and virtues of feminist theories and gender equality.
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