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Overtly Muslim, Covertly Boni: Competing Calls of Religious Allegiance on the Kenyan Coast
     

Overtly Muslim, Covertly Boni: Competing Calls of Religious Allegiance on the Kenyan Coast

by Mark Faulkner
 
This book affords a unique insight into the encounter between an African indigenous religious tradition and Islam. It explores how the Boni community of Kenya draw on their pre-Islamic religion to fashion resistance in the face of external efforts at control and manipulation.

Overview

This book affords a unique insight into the encounter between an African indigenous religious tradition and Islam. It explores how the Boni community of Kenya draw on their pre-Islamic religion to fashion resistance in the face of external efforts at control and manipulation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004147539
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/29/2006
Series:
Studies of Religion in Africa Series , #29
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Mark R J Faulkner, Ph.D. (2001) in Religions of Africa, University of London, lectures in Religion in Africa at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). He has lived and worked in Africa for more than fifteen years.

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