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Engaging Modernity: Muslim Women and the Politics of Agency in Postcolonial Niger

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Engaging Modernity is Ousseina Alidou’s rich and compelling portrait of Muslim women in Niger as they confront the challenges and opportunities of the twentieth century. Contrary to Western stereotypes of passive subordination, these women are taking control of their own lives and resisting domination from indigenous traditions, westernization, and Islam alike.
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Hardcover, 260 pages
Published October 11th 2005 by University of Wisconsin Press
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Jul 19, 2010 AlixLogan rated it really liked it
I thought that this book was an excellent scholarly work on Nigerien women's autonomy and social presence as evaluated by language and occupation. The author is particularly interested in individual women speaking multiple languages and using this to empower themselves through literacy, often facilitated by teaching the Qur'an. There is a focus on public voice such as female radio personalities and performers. I didn't give this 5 stars because I thought that the examples of strong, independent ...more
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