Islamization from Below

The Making of Muslim Communities in Rural French Sudan, 1880-1960
Author(s): 
Peterson, Brian J.
ISBN: 
9780300152708
Date published: 
May 2011
Paperback
Price: 
£30.00
Pages: 
336

The colonial era in Africa, spanning less than a century, ushered in a more rapid expansion of Islam than at any time during the previous thousand years. In this historical investigation, the author considers how and why rural people in West Africa "became Muslim" under French colonialism.