Islam and Social Change in French West Africa: History of an Emancipatory Community
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Exploring the history and religious community of a group of Muslim Sufi mystics who came largely from socially marginal backgrounds in colonial French West Africa, this study shows the relationship between religious, social, and economic change in the region. It highlights the role that intellectuals including not only elite men, but also women, slaves, and the poor played...more
Paperback, 311 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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