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Rodah Lester

Rodah Namwalizi Lester is an African woman, mother, sister, daughter, farmer, worker, cooperator and activist. She was born in Zambia and has lived in Tanzania, Mozambique and Canada. Rodah believes that all African women need to express themselves – they know what is important for Africa – they know things that men don’t even understand. They need to be given, or take control of a platform to speak on their own. Other people have to stop speaking on behalf of African women and if necessary translators and scribes should capture their true voices. Rodah gives a detailed appreciation of the specific issues affecting the women in these areas and provides insight into the factors influencing their lives. She also demonstrates that these rural women can solve their own problems given the right tools and support.