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Friendship: Sub-Saharan Africa: West Africa
(1,821 words)

Your presence in my life is by no means fortuitous. Our grandmothers in their compounds were separated by a fence and would exchange messages daily. Our mothers used to argue over who would look after our uncles and aunts. As for us we wore out wrappers and sandals on the same stony road to the koranic school… We walked the same paths from adolescence to maturity, where the …

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Salamone, Frank A., “Friendship: Sub-Saharan Africa: West Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0082e>
First published online: 2009

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