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Muslim Women in a MultilingualContext: Orality and Literacy in Francophone Afro-Islamic Societies

@inproceedings{Alidou2006MuslimWI,
  title={Muslim Women in a MultilingualContext: Orality and Literacy in Francophone Afro-Islamic Societies},
  author={O. Alidou},
  year={2006}
}
This paper explores the impact of multiple historical, educational, religious and political trends on the interplay between language usage, orality and literacies as related to Muslim women in postcolonial Niger. The main theoretical thrust of the paper is to demonstrate that contrary to the commonly held view about multilingualism as a barrier to trans-ethnic national communication in Africa, the cultural, educational and linguistic realities of Muslim women in Niger leads to the observation… Expand

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