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Title:The Growth of Islamic Learning in Ghana
Author:Wilks, Ivor
Year:1963
Periodical:Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria
Volume:2
Issue:4
Period:December
Pages:409-417
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:Islam
popularization
Religion and Witchcraft
Education and Oral Traditions
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
education
Abstract:Although there is a remarkable number of Arabic works on Ghana, of which about 120 belonged to the collection of the Institute of African Studies of the University of Ghana in 1963, historians have been oddly silent upon the influence of Islam on the evolution of Ghana society and culture. Most historians have shown a preoccupation with the European and Christian impact and, by contrast, Islam has been virtually ignored. The present tentative observations on the growth of the tradition of Islamic learning give a broad outline of its historical circumstances: The Wangara impact - The growth of learning - The Hausa impact. Notes.
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