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Title:Political Islam and the State in Africa
Editors:Solomon, HusseinISNI
Fadare, AkeemISNI
Butler, Firoza
Year:2008
Pages:260
Language:English
City:Pretoria
Publisher:Centre for International Political Studies (CiPS)
ISBN:0620416041; 9780620416047
Geographic terms:Africa
Algeria
Egypt
Kenya
Libya
Nigeria
South Africa
Subjects:Islam
State
politics
Abstract:This book on the relationship between State and Islam in Africa has its origins in the editors' unhappiness with the 'CNN soundbite' which, they argue, often passes for analysis. With the contributions in this volume they aim to convey the rich diversity of Islam in Africa. The first three chapters are thematic: Islam in Africa (Is-haq Akintola); Sufism as political Islam in Africa (M.A.E. (Ashraf) Dockrat); and 'Faces' of Islam in Africa (Afis Ayinde Oladosu). Having set the broad outlines of Islam in Africa, the book then proceeds with a numer of case studies: Political Islam in Kenya (Bjørn Møller); Islam and the State in South Africa (Lubna Nadvi); The Muslim Brotherhood and the State in Egypt (Laurence Caromba & Hussein Solomon); Libya: Gaddafi and the rise and demise of militant Islam? (Hussein Solomon & Gerrie Swart); Islam and the State in Algeria: the role of religious forces in the conduct of State affairs (Faten Aggad); Islam and the State in Nigeria (Akeem Fadare); Conclusion (Hussein Solomon & Firoza Butler). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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