Described by reviewers as “highly readable and imaginative”, “a book to be owned and gifted”, and “written by a powerful mind and talented writer”, Where is Your Wrapper? by Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, which will be in bookstores this November, is a riveting collection of essays, short stories and poetry.
On why she chose the title, Bisi says, “I decided to call my new volume of essays Where is Your Wrapper? because we all need one, male and female alike, across generations and social classes. We all need protection from the vicissitudes of life, we need collective action and we cannot afford to lose hope.”
You can read an abridged introduction to the collection here.
About the author
Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi is a feminist scholar and activist, social entrepreneur, policy advocate, and writer. She has a BA (1984) and MA (1988) in History from the University of Ife, Nigeria (now Obafemi Awolowo University). She also received an MA in Gender and Society (1992) from Middlesex University, UK. She is the founder of the African Women’s Leadership Institute based in Kampala, Uganda, which has trained over 6,000 African women leaders over the past twenty years. She co-founded the African Women’s Development Fund, the first pan-African grant making foundation for women, where she served as Executive Director from 2001-2010. She is CEO of Above Whispers Media Group and founder of Above Whispers Media Foundation, and runs an online community called abovewhispers.com. She is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Africa Leadership Center, King’s College, London.
She is one of the most vocal women’s rights activists and thinkers on the African continent, and a leading voice not only in the African women’s movement and civil society, but in the global women’s movement as well.
Join Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi at the Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) on Wednesday, 11 November 2020.