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Pride, Faith and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

Charlotte A. Quinn and Frederick Quinn

Abstract

Islam is spreading rapidly in sub‐Saharan Africa, home of more than 150 million Muslims. African Islam is local Islam, responsive to local histories in cultures as diverse as the countries considered in this study – Nigeria, Sudan, Senegal, Kenya, and South Africa. Islam provides a source of communal identity to those experiencing rapid change, populations affected by secularization, unemployment, corrupt and ineffectual governments, and the intrusions of global media. The spread of Islam ascends as respect for the state declines. Ironically, the same Muslim believers who rail against Western ... More

Keywords: Africa, fundamentalists, Islam, Islamists, Kenya, Senegal, Sharia, South Africa, Sudan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195063868
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195063864.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charlotte A. Quinn, author

Frederick Quinn, author