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Arts: Poets and Poetry: West Africa Bibliography
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Women and gender in West Africa in West Africa

For much of the twentieth century, women were little mentioned in descriptions of West African cultures. While there were exceptions to this, the tendency to focus on men's roles in politics, education, and commercial activity continues in the twenty-first century, rendering only a fragmentary image o…

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Mack, Beverly B., “Arts: Poets and Poetry: West Africa Bibliography”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0293j>
First published online: 2009

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