In An Intimate Rebuke, Laura Grillo uncovers for Western audiences what is taken for granted in numerous sub-Saharan African societies: the ontological status and cosmic authority postmenopausal Mothers have to disrupt injustice and restore stability during periods of social violence. Through her ethnographic research, she contributes new insights to the conversation on matriarchy, matricentricity (Amadiume), and mothernity (Oyěwùmí) in Africa.

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