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Title:Enlightment or reformation: new dimensions in the Mouride brotherhood, 1975-81
Author:Cruise O'Brien, D.ISNI
Notes:Paper presented at the 24th annual meeting of the ASA
City of publisher:Los Angeles, CA
Publisher:African Studies Association
Geographic term:Senegal
Subjects:Muslim brotherhoods
Abstract:Background, development and possible consequences of the reversal of the position on 'french' or 'White man's' education which became manifest with the favourable reception of a group new to the brotherhood, the Dahira (=circle) des Etudiants et Elèves Mourides du Sénégal (DEEMS). The founder's poetry, transliterated in the Internatonal Phonetic Alphabet, is also translated from the Arabic into French by a Mouride scholar. Not only is government organized education now tolerated in the heart of the Mouride zone, the brotherhood's leadership also actively encourages Arabic-language instruction - a secondary school at Ndame since 1975, and even an Arabic-language university currently under construction in Touba.