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Missionalia

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VAHAKANGAS, Mika. Gender, narratives, and religious competition among the Sonjo of Tanzania. Missionalia (Online) [online]. 2013, vol.41, n.1, pp.66-89. ISSN 2312-878X.

For about sixty years, Christian mission has encountered the resistant Sonjo traditions, and much of the competition between religions has happened in the realm of narratives. Sonjo myths and stories change according to the religio-political needs, and Christians make use of stories or versions of myths that gain them leverage against the traditional religion. Christian mission attempts to utilize women's position as an argument for its benefit. Sonjo Christian women, finding themselves between two patriarchies, the traditional and the Christian, negotiate themselves additional moving space by positioning themselves usually in accordance to churches' positions but sometimes to the Sonjo traditions.

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