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Childhood: Coming of Age Rituals: Sub-Saharan Africa
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Members of many Muslim societies throughout sub-Saharan Africa hold coming of age rituals for girls. Although the age at which these rituals take place varies considerably f…

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Michelle Johnson, “Childhood: Coming of Age Rituals: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002082>
First published online: 2016

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