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Title:Muslim identity and social change in Sub-Saharan Africa
Editor:Brenner, LouisISNI
City of publisher:London
ISBN:1850651957; 1850651965
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
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Abstract:The thirteen contributions to this book, presented in April 1991 at an international conference on Islamic identities in sub-Saharan Africa, are grouped here in five parts: Power, politics and identity - The social dynamics of Islamization - Permutations of Sufism - The modernization of Islamic education - Islam and the printing press. Contents: Introduction: Muslim representations of unity and difference in the African discourse, by L. Brenner; Islamic hegemonies in the Sudan: Sufism, Mahdism, and Islamism, by R.S. O'Fahey; Leadership, Muslim identities and East African politics: tradition, bureaucratization and communication, by F. Constantin; Constructing Muslim identities in Mali, by L. Brenner; Metamorphoses of the Yao Muslims (Malawi), by A. Thorold; Growing Islamism in Kano city since 1970: causes, form and implications, by B.M. Barkindo; Islam and the identity of merchants in Maradi (Niger), by E. Grégoire; The influence of the Niass Tijaniyya in the Niger-Benue confluence area of Nigeria, by A.R. Mohammed; Beyond Sufism: the case of millennial Islam in Sudan, by A. Al-Sid Al-Karsani; Changing Islamic identity in Nigeria from the 1960s to the 1980s: from Sufism to anti-Sufism, by M.S. Umar; Islamic learning and its interaction with 'Western' education in Ilorin, Nigeria, by S. Reichmuth; Rural 'madrasas' of the southern Kenya coast, 1971-92, by D.C. Sperling; The 'Muslim News' (1960-1986): expression of an Islamic identity in South Africa, by M. Haron; The role of Kiswahili in East African Islam, by J.L. Balda.