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Political-Social Movements: Revolutionary: East Africa (Tanzania and Mozambique)
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This article outlines the participation of Muslim women in the nationalist struggles for independence from colonialism in Tanzania (Tanganyika and Zanzibar) and Mozambique. It focuses on such questions as who these women were, what their sociopolitical and economic backgrounds were, what motivated them to take part in the liberation projects, and what kinds of activities they undertook in their pursuit of independence.

Although Tanzania is 35 percent Muslim, more than …

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Liazzat J. K. Bonate, “Political-Social Movements: Revolutionary: East Africa (Tanzania and Mozambique)”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002161>
First published online: 2018

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