Shi'i Cosmopolitanisms in Africa

Shi'i Cosmopolitanisms in Africa

Lebanese Migration and Religious Conversion in Senegal

by Mara A. Leichtman

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 27/08/2015

RRP  $42.45 $40.71

Mara A. Leichtman offers an in-depth study of Shi'i Islam in two very different communities in Senegal: the well-established Lebanese diaspora and Senegalese "converts" from Sunni to Shi'i Islam of recent decades. Sharing a minority religious status in a predominantly Sunni Muslim country, each group is cosmopolitan in its own way. Leichtman provides new insights into the everyday lives of Shi'i Muslims in Africa and the dynamics of local and global Islam. She explores the influence of Hizbullah and Islamic reformist movements, and offers a corrective to prevailing views of Sunni-Shi'i hostility, demonstrating that religious coexistence is possible in a context such as Senegal.

ISBN:
9780253016010
9780253016010
Category:
Islamic life & practice
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
27-08-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4mm
Weight:
0.03kg

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