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Sediqeh Dowlatabadi 1882-1961

Described as the ‘founding mother’ of Iranian feminism, Sediqeh Dowlatabadi was born to an old and respected family in Esfahan in 1882. She studied in Teheran and married at just 15 years of age: but she was soon divorced. In…

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Nana Asma’u

Asma’u was five years old at the end of the eighteenth century, starting school, learning reading and writing through study of the Qur’an, in the Fulani compound headed by her father Usman dan Fodio. Her father (known as the Shehu)…

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