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Arts: Remembrances and Narrations: North Africa
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In many studies on North Africa, whether literary or historical, women's voices have been subsumed by official male-dominated discourses. As is the case in many parts of the world, women's calls for basic equality have often been relegated to second-tier status in favor of larger nationalist agendas. Women's voices have also been both appropriated and marginalized…

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Elinson, Alexander E., “Arts: Remembrances and Narrations: North Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0295b>
First published online: 2009

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