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Economics: Agricultural Labor: Sub-Saharan Africa: East Africa
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The agricultural practices of Muslims in East Africa, including those of Muslim women, defy generalization, involving groups as diverse as the Benadir of Somalia, the Somali communities of Brava and Gendarsha, Kenya's Lamu residents, and the Zanzibaris of Tanzania. Although their agricultural practices may be the same as those of neighboring non-Muslim communities, their religious and cu…

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Ford, Richard, “Economics: Agricultural Labor: Sub-Saharan Africa: East Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 September 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0226d>
First published online: 2009

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