African Muslim Names: Images and Identies


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A name reflects and reinforces an identity both when it is given and when it is changed. This book discusses the social and cultural significance of African Muslim proper names. It explains how names are chosen for newborns in African societies and the value they represent. In these days of mounting interest in identity and culture, many Muslim Africans, African-Americans and others wish to know the meanings of the names they choose so that they reflect their aspirations for their children and themselves. The book ...

African Muslim Names: Images and Identies 1998, Africa Research and Publications

ISBN-13: 9780865435735

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