AWA: la revue de la femme noire was an independent magazine produced in Dakar, Senegal by a network of African women between 1964 and 1973. The magazine features poems, short stories, political reportage, and essays, alongside recipes, fashion, home-furnishings, and readers’ letters pages. It presents women’s lives as citizens, mothers, sisters, workers, and consumers against the global backdrop of Cold War politics, new formulations of Afro-modernity, and demands for women’s rights.

This magazine was digitised by the Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire-Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar as part of a Global Challenges project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK). This project is led by Dr Ruth Bush (University of Bristol, UK) and Dr Claire Ducournau  (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3). For more details, see the original project website http://www.africanreadingcultures.org