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Title:Charisma and brotherhood in African Islam
Editors:Cruise O'Brien, Donal B.ISNI
Coulon, ChristianISNI
Series:Oxford studies in African affairs
City of publisher:Oxford
Publisher:Clarendon Press
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Muslim brotherhoods
Abstract:This book is the first product of a four-year Franco-British collaborative research project, 'Islam, society, and the State in Black Africa' (1983-1987). The aim of the project was to produce two books; the second book will be in French ('Les communautés musulmanes et l'Etat en Afrique noire'). This book contains the following papers: Introduction, by D.B. Cruise O'Brien - Concepts of tar¯iqa in West Africa: the case of the Q¯adiriyya, by L. Brenner - Khalwa and the career of sainthood: an interpretative essay, by J.-L. Triaud - Charisma and the crisis of power in East Africa, by F. Constantin - Muslim charisma in Burkina Faso, by R. Otayek - Women, Islam, and baraka, by C. Coulon - Charisma comes to town: Mouride urbanization 1945-1986, by D.B. Cruise O'Brien - Charismatic authority and the creation of a new order: the case of the Mahdiyyat movement in south-western Nigeria, by P.B. Clarke - Charisma and medicine in northern Nigeria, by M. Last.