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Representations: Proverbs, Adages, and Riddles: Egypt and Sudan
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The representation of women in proverbs in Egypt and Sudan is inseparable from concepts of the proper role of women in Muslim societies and the gender ideology that underscores the behavior and attitude of one sex toward the other. These ideas and concepts are embedded in historical precedents, legal formulations, and daily inter-gender transact…

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Abdalla, Ismail H., “Representations: Proverbs, Adages, and Riddles: Egypt and Sudan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0635a>
First published online: 2009

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