Women and Islamic Revival in a West African Town

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In the small town of Dogondoutchi, Niger, Malam Awal, a charismatic Sufi preacher, was recruited by local Muslim leaders to denounce the practices of reformist Muslims. Malam Awal's message has been viewed as a mixed blessing by Muslim women who have seen new definitions of Islam and Muslim practice impact their place and role in society. This study follows the career of Malam Awal and documents the engagement of women in the religious debates that are refashioning their everyday lives. Adeline Masquelier reveals how these ...

Women and Islamic Revival in a West African Town 2009, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253215130

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Women and Islamic Revival in a West African Town 2009, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253353665

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