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Title:The 'Almajiri' in northern Nigeria: militancy, perceptions, challenges, and state policies
Author:Omeni, Akali
Year:2015
Periodical:African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review (ISSN 2156-7263)
Volume:5
Issue:2
Pages:128-142
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:men
youth
Islamic education
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/africonfpeacrevi.5.2.128
Abstract:Representations of almajiri within popular literature often associate the system, and the attendant youth demographic, with youth delinquency and social violence. Yet few accounts correctly identify what almajiri is, how these young men are distinct from other youth categories in northern Nigeria, and why the system has undergone gradual collapse. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]
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