Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa

Publications resulting from ISITA initiatives

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Books

Rudolph Ware, Zakary Wright, and Amir Syed, Jihad of the Pen: Sufi Scholars of Africa in Translation (Oxford University Press with the American University in Cairo Press, forthcoming July 2018)

Rüdiger Seesemann, Rachida Chih, and Catherine Mayeur-Jaouen, eds., Sufism, Literary Production, and Printing in the Nineteenth Century (Ergon Verlag, 2015)

Hassan J. Ndzovu, Muslims in Kenyan Politics: Political Involvement, Marginalization, and Minority Status (Northwestern University Press, 2014) 

Margot Badran, ed., Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law (Stanford University Press with the Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2011)

Benjamin F. Soares, ed., Muslim-Christian Encounters in Africa (Brill Academic Publishers, 2006)

Scott S. Reese, ed., The Transmission of Learning in Islamic Africa (Brill Academic Publishers, 2004)

Special issues of peer-reviewed journals

"From Texts to Meanings: Close Reading of the Textual Cultures of Islamic Africa," special issue of Islamic Africa 9, no.1 (2018), edited by Amir Sayed and Charles Stewart and featuring papers from the 2016 conference in honor of John Hunwick, "Sacred Words: Changing Meanings in Textual Cultures of Islamic Africa."

“’Ajamization of Islam in Africa,” special issue of Islamic Africa 8, nos. 1-2 (2017), edited by Fallou Ngom and Mustafa H. Kufi and featuring papers from the 2016 conference in honor of John Hunwick, “Sacred Words: Changing Meanings in Textual Cultures of Islamic Africa.”

 “The Islamic Archive of Africa,” special “Sources and Commentary” section of Islamic Africa 6, nos. 1-2 (2015), featuring papers presented at the ISITA-sponsored roundtable, “The Islamic Archives of Africa,” at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting in 2013.

“Muslim Scholars and the State,” special issue of Islam et Sociétés au Sud du Sahara 17-18 (2004), guest edited by Muhammad S. Umar and featuring papers from the 2002 cohort of ISITA Junior Fellows.

“Language in Africa,” special issue of Sudanic Africa: A Journal of Historical Sources 14 (2004), featuring papers from ISITA’s 2002 colloquium, “Muslim Responses to the State.“ 

“Engagements with the Colonial State,” special issue of Journal of Islamic Studies 2 (2002), guest edited by Muhammad S. Umar and featuring papers from ISITA’s 2002 colloquium, “Muslim Responses to the State.”

Articles or translations in peer-reviewed journals 

Erin Pettigrew, "Working with African Arabic Script Manuscripts: A Workshop Report," Islamic Africa 9, no. 1 (2018): 107-115.

Elemine Ould Mohamed Baba Moustapha, “Negotiating Islamic Revival: Public Religiosity in Nouakchott City,” Islamic Africa 5, no. 1 (2014): 45-82.

Mallam M. Bashir Abubakar, “Muslim Responses to British Colonialism in Northern Nigeria as Expressed in Fulfulde Poems,” Islamic Africa 4, no. 1 (2013): 1-14.

Rudolph Ware, “In Praise of the Intercessor: Mawāhib al-Nāfiʿ fī Madāʾiḥ al-Shāfiʿ by Amadu Bamba Mbacké (1853–1927)” in Islamic Africa 4, no. 2 (2013): 225-248. 

Working papers

David E. Skinner, States, Conflict and Islam: A Reconsideration of Jihād in the Gambia River Region, 1850–1900, PAS/ISITA Working Paper No. 2 (2017)

Ibrahim Haruna Hassan, An Introduction to Islamic Movements and Modes of Thought in Nigeria,
PAS/ISITA Working Paper No. 1 (2015)

Alexander Thurston and Andrew Lebovich, A Handbook on Mali's 2012-13 Crisis, ISITA Working Paper Series (Buffett Institute) 13-001

The following working papers resulted from two conferences organized ISITA in 2007 on the theme of “Islam and the Public Sphere in Africa.” They are published by the Buffett Institute as part of its ISITA Working Paper Series.