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Food Preparation: Sub-Saharan Africa
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This entry examines food related practices as they pertain to women, gender, and Islamic cultures in Sub-Saharan Africa through examples from countries such as Niger, Sudan, Ethiopia, Mali, and Burkina Faso. Attention is given to the ways in which the lives of Muslim women and men in Sub-Saharan Africa are connected with and affected by everyday as well as festive foods and eating practices.

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Debevec, Liza, “Food Preparation: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00375>
First published online: 2009

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