Naleli Morojele ’09’s book explores leaders in Africa
Her newly published 161-page book, Women Political Leaders in Rwanda and South Africa: Narratives of Triumph and Loss (Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2016), offers an up-close view of the professional challenges women leaders face in post-conflict environments.
A native and current resident of Bloemfontein, South Africa, Morojele based her book on her master’s degree research on women’s political leadership in Rwanda and South Africa—countries that have some of the highest representation levels of women in legislatures in the world. The Wheaton alumna currently is studying political science at the University of the Free State in South Africa.
In South Africa, Morojele grew up seeing women as political leaders on TV and in the newspaper, she said. “It was only as an adult that I realized that that is not something that many other young girls get to experience in their countries,” she said. [Read more...]