Three Swahili women life histories from Mombasa, Kenya

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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Kenya,
  • Mombasa

Subjects:

  • Women -- Kenya -- Mombasa -- History,
  • Muslim women -- Kenya -- Mombasa -- Biography,
  • Sociology -- Biographical methods

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementedited and translated by Sarah Mirza and Margaret Strobel.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ1796.5 .W3613 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 157 p.
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2061858M
ISBN 100253288541, 0253360129
LC Control Number88045093

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