Some course-related topics include: virginity, bride price, son-preference, polygamy, lack of education and health care for women, poverty, informal labor, tradition and culture, and colonialism.
A particularly powerful quote:
"God, when will you create a woman who will be fulfilled in herself, a full human being, not anybody's appendage?" she prayed desperately. "After all, I was born alone, and I shall die alone. What have I gained from all this? ... But who made the law that we should not hope in our daughters? ... Until we change all of this, it is still a man's world, which women will always help to build" (p. 210).
Here is a great study guide from Paul Brians at Washington State University.