… it was colonialism that reshaped it (oppression of the African Woman) in new and more insidious dimensions. This is why the African feminism which Nigerian women closely identify cannot afford the Western separatist agenda, as the liberation of women in Africa is linked to that of the entire continent from colonial and neocolonial structures. Western schools of feminism, such as Marxist, Socialist, and radical are part of the history of those countries’ political development and reflect their concerns with class contradictions. This scenario is not exactly the case in Africa, in general, and Nigeria, in particular. For Nigerian Women, ours is an anti-colonial, non-separatist movement. Women’s problems cannot be neatly divorced from other related issues, which plague society at large, because the liberation of women is an index of a liberated society. Furthermore, Western feminists are inevitably part of the continued colonial and neocolonial exploitation of Africa, and would need to address the issue of their complicity in the history of the oppression of the black race before a meeting of the minds is possible.
Glo Chukekere, 1998 - while addressing the question of whether African feminisms shared the goals and concerns of Western Feminism.