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Title:The Mystic and the Poet: Two Literary Visions of Islam in Africa
Author:Harrow, Kenneth
Year:1982
Periodical:Africana Journal
Volume:13
Issue:1-4
Pages:152-172
Language:English
Geographic terms:Morocco
Guinea
Africa
Subjects:Islam
literature
Literature, Mass Media and the Press
Religion and Witchcraft
About person:Camara Laye (1928-1980)ISNI
Abstract:Camara Laye (Guinea) and Ahmed Sefrioui (Morocco) are almost alone among African authors to present a positive image of Islamic reality in their fiction. A comparison of their works provides a unique perspective on the relationship between the Maghreb and black Africa, or at least on the nature of Islamic belief and culture north and south of the vast Sahara desert. The two writers share a common appreciation for the Muslim faith, but the divergences between them are wide and reflect considerably their different cultural backgrounds. - Notes.
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