Statistical Correlation Between Identification as Muslim and Female Genital Cutting in Africa

I posted the following comment to What’s the relationship between Islam and Female Genital Mutilation? Answer: rs=.54 by Oliver Scott Curry

One possible explanation for the statistical correlation between identification as Muslim and practice of female genital cutting is the history of conversion to Islam and Christianity in Africa. Continue reading

Access to Manuscripts in Mali

M. Lynx Qualey informed her blog followers of a crowd-sourced fundraising effort to preserve manuscripts in Mali. Later, she tweeted a link to a History Forum post by Duke University Department of History Professor Bruce Hall in which Professor Hall raised objections to the T160K project. Continue reading

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