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Title:Transmission of Muslim practices and women's agency in Ibo Island and Pemba (Mozambique)
Author:Declich, FrancescaISNI
Year:2013
Periodical:Journal of Eastern African Studies (ISSN 1753-1055)
Volume:7
Issue:4
Pages:588-606
Language:English
Geographic term:Mozambique
Subjects:Indian Ocean islands
Islamic culture
Muslim brotherhoods
ulema
women
social change
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17531055.2013.842369
Abstract:Ibo and the entire group of the Querimbas Islands have been among the crucial natural harboring areas of the Mozambican northern coast. The main islands have been meeting points for people and traders from many countries within the Indian Ocean and a place where Islam has flourished since at least the 16th century. Nowadays in Ibo, Quranic school education is also offered by women teachers who, as well as men, perform Muslim celebrations typical of the locally present brotherhoods. This paper analyzes the present trend in Muslim practices on Ibo Island and Pemba town and the relevant role women played and are playing. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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