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Title:Muslims in Mango (Northern Togo): some aspects: writing and prayer: some notes on a film
Authors:Rouveroy van Nieuwaal, Emile A.B. vanISNI
Rouveroy van Nieuwaal-Baerends, Els A. vanISNI
Year:1986
Issue:27
Pages:66
Language:English
Series:Research reports
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:African Studies Centre
ISBN:9070110520
Geographic term:Togo
Subjects:Islam
Anufo
cinema
education
esoteric sciences
prayer
Link:http://hdl.handle.net/1887/459
Abstract:The film 'Muslims in Mango', which was made during fieldwork among the Anufom in the period 1969-1971, gives an impression of how Islam manifests itself in northern Togo. It centres upon two aspects, writing and prayer. The present report deals briefly with the origins of the Anufom, literacy and writing, the degree of Islamization among the Anufom, the influence of Islam on daily life, Koran schools, 'Islamic magic', the use of written Arabic texts as magic, prayers, mosques, Friday services, the selection and installation of a new Imam, and the genealogy of the Imams of the Kambaya House in N'zara. The film commentary has also been included.
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