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SIHA Journal: Women in Islam (Issue Four)


Women in Islam explores the complexities of gender relations in Muslim communities in the Horn of Africa and beyond, engaging critically with the social, political and cultural challenges associated with the intersection of Islam and gender. With an eclectic selection of essays, academic papers, opinion pieces and personal narratives punctuated with poetry and art, the journal seeks to spark creative and forward-looking discussions on how to effectively improve the status of women in Muslim societies. Women in Islam is published annually by SIHA, the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa.

The fourth issue of Women in Islam is filled with critical analysis, personal stories, and cultural highlights from the Muslim world. The theme of the dossier is women’s sexuality, one of the greatest social taboos: articles in this section uncover the complex web of obsession and repression that surrounds female sexuality in Muslim cultures. Further articles address social injustice and legal reform around the world, while others highlight inspiring stories - a women’s cycling club in Sudan, and how a young Somali woman followed her dream of becoming a mechanic. With poetry, reviews, and stunning artwork throughout, Women in Islam 4 is essential reading.

ISBN 9789970949649 | 106 pages | 297 x 210 mm | Colour Illustrations and Colour Photographs | 2018 | The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA), Uganda | Paperback




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