Sally A. Nuamah - How Girls Achieve — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf, presented with Young African Professionals

Upcoming Event
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Nuamah is an award-winning scholar, filmmaker, and founder of the TWII Foundation, which provides scholarships to help low-income girls go to college. Her book builds on this work to show how most girls, even when educated, are not taught what they really need to know to succeed. Drawing on the experience of students of both genders in the U.S., Ghana, and South Africa, Nuamah argues for the establishment of “feminist schools.” Designed to provide girls with achievement-oriented identities, these schools would teach girls how and when to challenge society’s norms and allow them to develop their own paths to success. Such an education would benefit boys as well as girls, and result in stronger communities and greater economic opportunities for everyone. This event is presented in partnership with Young African Professionals.


Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9780674980228
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harvard University Press - April 22nd, 2019

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