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Religious Practices: Conversion: South Africa
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From the end of the twentieth century, Africans in South Africa have been engaging in a complex realignment of spiritual allegiances, with Islam becoming a more visible and self-consciously practiced aspect of everyday urban life. It is clear that African women have become significant mediators of this process. This entry examines African women's participation in, and their understanding of…

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Lee, Rebekah, “Religious Practices: Conversion: South Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0611i>
First published online: 2009

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