Tainted Legacy: Islam, colonialism and slavery in Northern Nigeria

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In recent years violent attacks by Muslims in Nigeria have left thousands of Christians dead. This important study traces the origins of this crisis to the historical impact of Islam on Northern Nigeria. The author explores Islamic colonialism and slavery in West Africa and how their malign influence was entrenched by the British colonial administration. He explains how they have bequeathed a tainted legacy of discrimination and cruelty to the Christians of Northern Nigeria.

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Overview

In recent years violent attacks by Muslims in Nigeria have left thousands of Christians dead. This important study traces the origins of this crisis to the historical impact of Islam on Northern Nigeria. The author explores Islamic colonialism and slavery in West Africa and how their malign influence was entrenched by the British colonial administration. He explains how they have bequeathed a tainted legacy of discrimination and cruelty to the Christians of Northern Nigeria.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982521830
  • Publisher: Isaac Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/30/2010
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

He is director of the Centre for the Study of Religion, Church and Society (CRCS). He holds a Ph.D. in Social Ethics from Boston University, and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at Yale Divinity School. He was the General Secretary of the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA), is a former National Vice-President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and worked with the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) and the International Bible Society (IBS) in Nigeria and Kenya.

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Table of Contents

Foreword, Preface, Chapter 1: The significance of the study, Chapter 2: The geography, ethnography and society of Northern Nigeria, Chapter 3: The arrival of Islam in West Africa, Chapter 4: The cultural power of Islam, Chapter 5: Jihad and imperialism, Chapter 6: The Sokoto Caliphate and theocratic government, Chapter 7: The religious basis of slavery in Islam, Chapter 8: The economic basis of slavery in the Sokoto Caliphate, Chapter 9: Treatment of slaves, Chapter 10: British colonial rule established in Northern Nigeria, Chapter 11: British colonial beliefs and assumptions about Africa, Chapter 12: Colonial policy towards the Nasara (Christian Missions), Chapter 13: Non-Muslim groups under colonial and native administrations, Chapter 14: British abolition of the slave trade in Northern Nigeria, Conclusion: Northern Nigeria today, Appendix A: Religious statistics in West Africa, Appendix B: Letter of agreement between individual missionaries and the government of Northern Nigeria, Appendix C: Resources, Sources.

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