Molara Ogundipe

Nigerian writer

Omolara Ogundipe-Leslie (27 December 1940 – 18 June 2019)[1] also known as Molara Ogundipe, was a Nigerian poet, critic, editor, feminist and activist. She was a known African feminist writer who wrote on gender studies and literary theory. She was a social critic.[2] Her best known work was the 1984 anthology Sisterhood Is Global: The International Women's Movement Anthology.[3]

Molara Ogundipe
Abiodun Omolara Ogundipe

(1940-12-27)27 December 1940
Died18 June 2019(2019-06-18) (aged 78)
Alma materUniversity of London
Leiden University
OccupationPoet, critic, editor, feminist, activist


  1. "Molara Ogundipe, frontline Nigerian Feminist dies", PM News, 20 June 2019.
  2. Douglas, Carol Anne, "Women in Nigeria Today", off our backs, Washington, 30 November 1987.
  3. "Table of Contents: Sisterhood is Global". Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.