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Sub-Saharan Africa: Early 20th Century to Present
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Research on Muslim women in Sub-Saharan Africa specifically is sparse, and the topic has only recently received scholarly attention. In fact, the study of African women in general is a neglected area for a number of historical reasons. The paucity of sources and methods of research on Muslim women in the region affects the study of all women living in Sub-Safaran Africa. While Afri…

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Moosa, Ebrahim, “Sub-Saharan Africa: Early 20th Century to Present”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0040>
First published online: 2009

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