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Title:Engagements with the colonial State
Editor:Umar, Muhammad S.ISNI
Year:2002
Volume:22-2002
Pages:125
Language:English
Series:Journal of Islamic studies (ISSN 0955-2340)
City of publisher:Oxford
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Geographic terms:Africa
Ghana
Nigeria
Cameroon
Kenya
Great Britain
France
Subjects:Islam
political systems
colonialism
colonial administration
Islamic law
Abstract:This special issue on Muslims˙ŕ engagements with the colonial State in Africa contains papers originating from seminars organized by the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) during the spring of 2002 at the Program of African Studies of Northwestern University. Muhammad S. Umar introduces the ISITA project and highlights points raised in the five essays presented, which deal with the changing role of the Mallam intelligentsia during the colonial era in Ghana, by Abdulai Iddrisu; the making of 'qadis and not quite qadis' in colonial Nairobi (Kenya), c. 1945, by Hassan Mwakimako; political Islam under British colonial administration in Sokoto Province (northern Nigeria), 1903-1950s, by Mukhtar Umar Bunza; Muslim rulers, justice and politics in Cameroon during French colonialism, by Gilbert L. Taguem Fah; religion and the development of Swahili political poetry, by K. Inyani Simala. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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