One of the important ways that feminists in South Africa have generated knowledge and theory is through an independent feminist journal, AGENDA, that was founded in 1987. In this article, I discuss the history of AGENDA and analyze the type of feminist knowledge that AGENDA produces as a feminist journal of the Global South and specifically Africa. I also show how African feminism and intersectionality have always been the two core dimensions of knowledge production in AGENDA through the analysis of two trilogies: one on African feminism and one on African sexuality to show how knowledge is used to create new theories. I also reflect on the South/North divide and hegemonic thinking from the North. What the analysis reflects is the resistance against hegemonic thinking, the invention of new concepts, as well as new theorization and hybrid theories that draw on the Northern theories at the same time as it disrupts them.
Theorizing Feminism from the South: Knowledge Production through South Africa’s Feminist Journal AGENDA.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 23(2), 57-71.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol23/iss2/5