Veiling in Africa

Veiling in Africa

eBook - 2013
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The tradition of the veil, which refers to various cloth coverings of the head, face, and body, has been little studied in Africa, where Islam has been present for more than a thousand years. These lively essays raise questions about what is distinctive about veiling in Africa, what religious histories or practices are reflected in particular uses of the veil, and how styles of veils have changed in response to contemporary events. Together, they explore the diversity of meanings and experiences with the veil, revealing it as both an object of Muslim piety and an expression of glamorous fas.
Publisher: Bloomington :, Indiana University Press,, 2013
ISBN: 9780253008282
025300828X
9781299584761
1299584764
9780253008145
025300814X
9780253008206
0253008204
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Renne, Elisha P.

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