Colonialism and After

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780748622856
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670635 | DOI:
Colonialism and After

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This chapter discusses the history of Nioro du Sahel in Mali as a socio-political and religious space in the aftermath of the French colonial conquest, the development of colonial policies toward Islam and Muslims (‘la politique musulmane’), and some of the major political economic changes associated with colonial rule. Changes in understandings of Islam and its practices in this setting can only be understood in relation to some of the complex social transformations that began under colonial rule and have continued in the postcolonial period.

Keywords: History, Colonial; Colonialism, French; Mali; West Africa; Islam; Religion, African Traditional; Jihad; Tijaniyya

Chapter.  11416 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: African Studies

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