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AWS 3160 Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa


This course will explore how Islam spread from Arabia into Africa. The main focus will be on Sudanic West Africa and Eastern Africa. More specifically, the seminar will examine the factors which facilitated the spread of Islam in Africa, what African conversion to Islam meant, how Muslims have historically related with non-Muslims, and how Muslims experienced European colonial rule in the 19th and 20th centuries. We will read several texts written by African Muslims of the 16th through the 20th centuries, in addition to the work of historians, anthropologists, and others who have addressed the history of Africa’s Muslims
Credits: 3.0