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Mobilizing Zanzibari Women

The Struggle for Respectability and Self-Reliance in Colonial East Africa

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Corrie Decker
    Pages 1-20
  3. Corrie Decker
    Pages 47-67
  4. Corrie Decker
    Pages 69-98
  5. Corrie Decker
    Pages 99-128
  6. Corrie Decker
    Pages 129-154
  7. Corrie Decker
    Pages 155-161
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 163-254

About this book


The experiences of African women in the era before independence remain a woefully understudied facet of African history. This innovative and carefully argued study thus adds tremendously to our understanding of colonial history by focusing on women's education, professionalization, and political mobilization in the East African islands of Zanzibar.


Africa african history colonial history culture education independence Nation nationalism women

About the authors

Corrie Decker is an Assistant Professor of History at University of California, Davis, USA.

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