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Arts: Fiction and Fiction Writers: West Africa: Francophone
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The emergence of women fiction writers in Islamic cultures in West Africa is relatively recent, starting in the late 1970s, the decade that followed the independence of many African countries. These women writers are mainly from Senegal, Mali, and Guinea, countries that are former French colonies, where French is still the official language and the main medium of learning in schools. Most of these women writers were born in the coastal cities where the French presence and influence prevailed. Th…

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Sow, Moussa, “Arts: Fiction and Fiction Writers: West Africa: Francophone”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0289g>
First published online: 2009



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