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Mobilizing Zanzibari women : the struggle for respectability and self-reliance in colonial East Africa

Author: Corrie Decker
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The experiences of African women in the era before independence remain a woefully understudied facet of African history. This innovative and carefully argued study thus adds tremendously to our  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Corrie Decker
ISBN: 9781137465290 1137465298
OCLC Number: 880831248
Description: xii, 254 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Inducting girls into the regime of respectability --
Training girls for colonial development --
Writing self-reliance in respectability --
Developing agents of mobility --
Mobilizing women during the time of politics.
Responsibility: Corrie Decker.

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'Decker provides a detailed and richly-nuanced study of Muslim women's education in Zanzibar, revealing not only what colonial officials, Islamic scholars, and island elites sought to achieve by Read more...

 
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