Islam and Social Change in French West Africa: History of an Emancipatory Communityby Sean Hanretta
This book shows the relationship between religious, social and economic change in colonial French West Africa.See more details below
This book shows the relationship between religious, social and economic change in colonial French West Africa.
Table of Contents
Part I. 'The Suffering of our Father': Story and Context: 1. Sufism and status in the Western Sudan; 2. Making a revival: Yacouba Sylla and his followers; 3. Making a community: the 'Yacoubists' from 1930 to 2001; Part II. 'I Will Prove to You that What I Say Is True': Knowledge and Colonial Rule: 4. Ghosts and the grain of the archives; 5. History in the Zawiya: redemptive traditions; Part III. 'What Did He Give You?': Interpretation: 6. Lost origins: women and spiritual equality; 7. The spiritual economy of emancipation; 8. The gift of work: devotion, hierarchy, and labor; 9. 'To never shed blood': Yocouba, Houphouët, and Côte d'Ivoire.
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