"If the African woman's life experiences and story could only be told in the context of other people's lives and experiences, and not exclusively through her own voice, then how can she be independent of those external filters? Although her existence itself wouldn't be doubted, the objective reality of her identity would be obscured."
J. Jarpa Dawuni, Esq. Ph.D.
Founder and Executive Director – Institute for African Women in Law
Quoted in Introduction to International Courts and the African Woman Judge: Unveiled Narratives (Routledge, 2018)