Muslim Identity and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

Muslim Identity and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

By: Louis Brenner (editor)Hardback

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The central themes of this work are the transformation of Muslim societies and the politicization of Islam which have resulted from the efforts of Muslim to assert themelves, as Muslims, in the increasingly intense competition for power and the control of economic resources in modern Africa. And notwithstanding the influence of outside powers such as Iran or Saudi Arabia, these studies demonstrate that the evolution of Muslim identities is determined by indigenous, distinctly Africa, responses to social and political change.


Muslim representations of unity and difference in the African discourse; Islamic hegemonies in the Sudan; constructing Muslim identities in Mali; Muslim identity in East African politics; the Yao Muslims of Malawi; the Islamization of Nigeria; Islam and merchants in Niger; Sufism in the Sudan; from Sufism to anti-Sufism in Nigeria; rural Madrasas of the Kenya coast; Islamic identity in South Africa; the role of Swahili in East African Islam.

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  • ISBN13: 9781850651956
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 257
  • ID: 9781850651956
  • weight: 430
  • ISBN10: 1850651957

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