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Muslim Societies in African History
This book examines a series of processes (Islamization, Arabization, Africanization) and case studies from the Muslim societies of Africa over the last thousand years. In contrast to traditions suggesting that Islam did not take root in Africa, David Robinson depicts the complex struggles of Muslims throughout the continent: in Morocco and the Hausaland region of Nigeria; ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 2004)
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A good intro to Islam in Africa. The author intended it for undergrads, but this old grad learned plenty from it. It does have some elementary stuff on Muhammad and the 5 pillars, but it also takes various case studies (the Mahdi in the Sudan, the Murids in Senegal, etc.) and puts them in the context of larger trends of conversion and practice. A good read.