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The Resource Privately empowered : expressing feminism in Islam in northern Nigerian fiction, Shirin Edwin

Privately empowered : expressing feminism in Islam in northern Nigerian fiction, Shirin Edwin

Label
Privately empowered : expressing feminism in Islam in northern Nigerian fiction
Title
Privately empowered
Title remainder
expressing feminism in Islam in northern Nigerian fiction
Statement of responsibility
Shirin Edwin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Privately Empowered responds to the lack of adequate attention paid to Islam in Africa in comparison to the Middle East and the Arab world. Shirin Edwin points to the embrace between Islam and politics that has limited Islamic feminist discourse to regions where it evolves in tandem with the nation-state and is commonly understood in terms of activism, social affiliations, or struggles for legal reform. Edwin examines the novels of Zaynab Alkali, Abubakar Gimba, and Hauwa Ali due to their emphases on personal engagement, Islamic ritual in the quotidian, and observance of Qur'anic injunctions. Analysis of these texts connects the ways Muslim women in northern Nigeria balance their spiritual habits in ever changing configurations of their private domains. The spiritual universe of African Muslim women may be one where Islam is not the source of their problems or their political activity, but a spiritual activity devoid of political forms
Cataloging source
YDX
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Edwin, Shirin
Dewey number
823.0099669
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PR9387.4
LC item number
.E35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nigerian fiction (English)
  • Muslim women in literature
  • Feminism
  • Islam
  • Nigeria
Label
Privately empowered : expressing feminism in Islam in northern Nigerian fiction, Shirin Edwin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Conjugating feminisms: African, Islamic as African-Islamic discourse -- Connecting vocabularies: a grammar of histories, politics, and priorities in African and Islamic feminisms -- Noetic education and Islamic faith: personal transformation in the stillborn -- Historical templates and Islamic disposition: personal journeys in the virtuous woman -- Spiritual legacies and worship: personal spaces in the descendants -- Frequent functions and references: personal solutions in sacred apples and destiny
Control code
JSTOR961006959
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 232 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780810133686
Lccn
2016021658
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt227912t
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn961006959
  • (OCoLC)961006959
Label
Privately empowered : expressing feminism in Islam in northern Nigerian fiction, Shirin Edwin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Conjugating feminisms: African, Islamic as African-Islamic discourse -- Connecting vocabularies: a grammar of histories, politics, and priorities in African and Islamic feminisms -- Noetic education and Islamic faith: personal transformation in the stillborn -- Historical templates and Islamic disposition: personal journeys in the virtuous woman -- Spiritual legacies and worship: personal spaces in the descendants -- Frequent functions and references: personal solutions in sacred apples and destiny
Control code
JSTOR961006959
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 232 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780810133686
Lccn
2016021658
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt227912t
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn961006959
  • (OCoLC)961006959

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