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Title:The Social and Educational Marginalization of Muslim Youth in Malawi
Author:Matiki, Alfred J.I.
Year:1999
Periodical:Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs
Volume:19
Issue:2
Period:October
Pages:249-259
Language:English
Geographic term:Malawi
Subjects:Islam
youth
Education and Oral Traditions
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
education
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/13602009908716440
Abstract:Although Muslims in Malawi are demographically a minority, they have worked hard enough to leave an impact on the religious, social and economic fabric of the country. It is hoped, therefore, that the youth can make a significant contribution to sustain and improve the current status of Muslims in the country. This prospect is, however, in danger of not being realized as the youth encounter forces that are inimical to their development as a vibrant community. A combination of sociopolitical and educational factors makes the Muslim youth too isolated and disadvantaged to expand and flourish as a vibrant force. The complexities introduced by their 'triple heritage' (their exposure to Islamic, Western and traditional Malawian forces) make the task more daunting and challenging. The paper recommends that the various Muslim organizations coordinate their activities and improve on their delivery of services to Muslim youth in Malawi. Notes, ref.
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