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Title:Mosque Building and Tribal Separatism in Freetown East
Author:Proudfoot, L.
Year:1959
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:29
Issue:4
Period:October
Pages:405-416
Language:English
Geographic term:Sierra Leone
Subjects:ethnic groups
mosques
Religion and Witchcraft
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Architecture and the Arts
Urbanization and Migration
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1157929
https://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1959-029-04-000006
Abstract:Of recent years many mosques have been built in Sierra Leone. The Eastern Ward of Freetown is transforming into a visibly Islamic city. The importance of these developments for estimating the spread of Islam in this country is considerable. The present essay aims to select from these spectacular enterprises what is likely to illustrate the social forces at work. The author mentions several causes for this building activity. He examines the several Islamitic groups of the community - Mandinka, Temne, Fula, Mende and Limba - in the diversity of their Islamitic evolution and its relationship to tribal and national politics.
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