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Title:Beyond the stream: Islam and society in a West African town
Author:Launay, RobertISNI
Series:Comparative studies on muslim societies; 15
City of publisher:Berkeley, CA
Publisher:University of California Press
Geographic term:Ivory Coast - Côte d'Ivoire
Abstract:The Dyula are Muslim traders who form a religious and ethnic minority in Koko, an urban neighbourhood in the town of Korhogo in northern Côte d'Ivoire. Despite living on the fringes of the Islamic world, for centuries they have maintained their ties to the universal Islamic tradition, while adapting their everyday religious rituals to their local context. This book examines the specific beliefs and customs of the Dyula and their connections to a universalizing religious discourse, in this way offering an analysis of adaptation and change in Muslim religious practice. The book is based on fieldwork carried out in 1984-1985.