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Memory, Women, and Community: Sub-Saharan Africa
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This entry examines the role of women in Sub-Saharan Islamic cultures in the reproduction of household and community, their place in associations and politics, their relationship to Islam, and their involvement with processes of remembering and forgetting and identity formation. The nature of women's involvement in the reproduction of collective life and in memory work in African Islamic cultures is influenced by local soc…

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De Jorio, Rosa and Grosz-Ngaté, Maria, “Memory, Women, and Community: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00355>
First published online: 2009

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