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Law: Articulation of Islamic and non-Islamic Systems: West Africa
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Introduction

This entry addresses West African women’s participation, before the twentieth century, in an Islamic legal culture that coexisted and articulated with indigenous African norms and social practices. For the purposes of this entry, "West Africa" refers to the region encompassing today’s countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Gh…

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Rebecca Shereikis, “Law: Articulation of Islamic and non-Islamic Systems: West Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002080>
First published online: 2016



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