Muslim Identity & Social Change

Muslim Identity & Social Change

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"This volume is indispensable to anyone who wants to understand current trends in Islam in Africa." MESA Bulletin"A must read for anyone interested in Muslim identity and social change in sub-Saharan Africa." Religious Studies Review"The Brenner volume... develops a broader range of issues... [on] African Muslim communities than any existing study." John HansonThese essays constitute a timely exploration of the dynamism of Islam as a force for shaping identity and for social and political change across Africa today."show more

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  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 140 x 214 x 20mm | 421.84g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253312698
  • 9780253312693

About Louis Brenner

LOUIS BRENNER is Reader in the History of Religion in Africa and Head of the Department of African Languages and Cultures at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is author of West African Sufi: The Religious Heritage and Spiritual Search of Cerno Bokar Saalif Taal.show more

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"Loimeier's impressive book presents a critical assessment of scholarship on the 1,300 years of the historical development and evolution of Muslim societies in Africa.... Highly recommended." Choice"show more

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