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Islamic Africa 2.1: Spring 2011
by Muhammad Sani Umar
Northwestern University Press, 2011
Paper: 978-0-8101-2885-9

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Islamic Africa is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, academic journal published by Northwestern University Press in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA), based at Northwestern University, Evanston. The journal incorporates Sudanic Africa, retaining its focus on historical sources, bibliographies, and methodologies.

Islamic Africa promotes interaction between scholars of Islam and Africa across all continents and across historical periods. We welcome papers on any aspect of Islam and Muslim life pertaining to Africa and/or Africans from the humanities and the social sciences, especially those originating from the African continent.

Islamic Africa Electronic Journal
Volume 2, Issue 1 Spring 2011

SOURCES
Salisu Bala
The Preservation of Ancient Arabic Manuscripts: A Reflection on Some Selected Public Repositories in Northern Nigeria 1

Muhammad Umaru Ndagi
A Thematic Exposition of the Nupe Ajami Manuscript Heritage of Northern Nigeria 11

ARTICLES
Francisco Freire
The “Narziguas”, Forgotten Protagonists of Saharan History 35

Joseph Hill
Languages of Islam: Hybrid Genres of Taalibe Baay Oratory in Senegal 67

Mauro Nobili
Arabic Scripts in West African Manuscripts: A Tentative Classification from the de Gironcourt Collection 105

BOOK REVIEWS
Anita Fábos
Amal Hassan Fadlalla’s Embodying Honor: Fertility, Foreignness, and Regeneration in Eastern Sudan 135

Gregory Mann
Sean Hanretta’s Islam and Social Change in French West Africa: History of an Emancipatory Community 138

Adeline Masquelier
Ousseina D. Alidou’s Engaging Modernity: Muslim Women and the Politics of Agency in Postcolonial Niger 140

Elke E. Stockreiter
Felicitas Becker’s Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890–2000 143
 

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