Reader 2021Table of Contents

A. Historicizing the University

  1. Blum, Françoise, Pierre Guidi, and Ophélie Rillon, eds. Étudiants africains en mouvements : contribution à une histoire des années 1968. Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne, 2016.
  2. Gueye, Omar. Mai 1968 au Sénégal : Senghor face aux étudiants et au mouvement syndical. Paris: Karthala, 2017.
  3. Gueye, Omar. “May ’68 in Africa: Dakar in the Worldwide Social Movement.” In The Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties: Between Protest and Nation-Building, edited by Chen Jian, Martin Klimke, Masha Kirasirova, Mary Nolan, Marilyn Young, and Joanna Waley-Cohen, 344–55. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018.
  4. Livsey, T. (2017). Nigeria’s University Age: Reframing Decolonisation and Development. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.
  5. Makdisi, George. The Rise of Colleges: Institutions of Learning in Islam and the West. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1981.
  6. Matasci, Damiano, Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo, and Hugo Gonçalves Dores. “Introduction générale – Éducation, empires et ‘mission civilisatrice’ : du colonial au postcolonial.” In Repenser la “mission civilisatrice” : l’éducation dans le monde colonial et postcolonial au XXe siècle, edited by Damiano Matasci, Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo, and Hugo Gonçalves Dores, 13–31.Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2020.

B. Politics and Dynamics

  1. Ahmed, A. Kayum. “#RhodesMustFall: How a Decolonial Student Movement in the Global South Inspired Epistemic Disobedience at the University of Oxford.” African Studies Review 63, no. 2 (2019): 281–303.
  2. Assié-Lumumba, N. D. 2011. “Higher Education as an African Public Sphere and the University as a Site of Resistance and Claim of Ownership for the National Project.” Africa Development 36 (2): 175–206.
  3. Bhambra, Gurminder K., Dalia Gebrial, and Kerem Nişancıoğlu. “Introduction: Decolonising the University?” In Decolonising the University, edited by Gurminder K. Bhambra, Dalia Gebrial, and Kerem Nişancıoğlu, 1–15. London: Pluto Press, 2018.
  4. Cameron, J. “Traditional and Western Education in Mainland Tanzania: An Attempt at Synthesis?” In Conflict and Harmony in Education in Tropical Africa, edited by Godfrey N. Brown and Mervyn Hiskett, 350–62. Rutherford NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1975.
  5. Dilger, Hansjörg, and Dorothea Schulz. “Politics of Religious Schooling: Christian and Muslim Engagements with Education in Africa.” Journal of Religion in Africa 43, no. 4 (2013): 365–78.
  6. Ocaya-Lakidi, D., and Ali M. Mazrui. “Secular Skills and Sacred Values in Uganda Schools: Problems of Technical and Moral Acculturation.” In Conflict and Harmony in Education in Tropical Africa, edited by Godfrey N. Brown and Mervyn Hiskett, 278–95. Rutherford NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1975.
  7. Provini, Olivier, Cédric Mayrargue, and Ibrahim Chitou. 2020. “Étudier l’enseignement supérieur dans les Afriques : pour une analyse scientifique des réformes du secteur.” Les Cahiers d’Afrique de l’Est / The East African Review, no. 54.
  8. Somé, Magloire, and Koudbi Kaboré. “Entre activisme post-colonialiste et réveil du religieux : le campus universitaire de Ouagadougou.” In Entre le Savoir et le Culte : activisme et mouvements religieux dans les universités du Sahel, edited by Leonardo A. Villalón and Mamadou Bodian, 23–54. Dakar: Amalion, 2020.
  9. Trevor, Jean. “Western Education and Muslim Fulani/Hausa Women in Sokoto, Northern Nigeria.” In Conflict and Harmony in Education in Tropical Africa, edited by Godfrey N. Brown and Mervyn Hiskett, 247–70. Rutherford NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1975.

C. Religion and Western Style of Education

  1. Balogun, Adeyemi. 2019. “‘When Knowledge Is There, Other Things Follow’: The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria and the Making of Yoruba Muslim Youths.” Islamic Africa 10 (1–2): 127–52.
  2. Kobo, Ousman M. 2009. “The Development of Wahhabi Reforms in Ghana and Burkina Faso, 1960-1990: Elective Affinities between Western-Educated Muslims and Islamic Scholars.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 51 (3): 502–32.
  3. Lo, Mbaye. 2016. “Islam and the Idea of the ‘African University’: An Analytical Framework.” In Muslim Institutions of Higher Education in Postcolonial Africa, edited by Mbaye Lo and Muhammed Haron, 13–39. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  4. Madore, Frédérick. 2018.“Rivalités et collaborations entre ainés et cadets sociaux dans les milieux associatifs islamiques en Côte d’Ivoire et au Burkina Faso (1970-2017).” Thèse de doctorat, Québec: Université Laval.
  5. Newman, Paul. 2013. The Etymology of Hausa boko.
  6. Nur, Bakheit Mohammed. 2020. “Muslim Education Policies and Epistemologies in African Tertiary Education.” In The Palgrave Handbook of African Education and Indigenous Knowledge, edited by Jamaine M. Abidogun and Toyin Falola, 559–75. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
  7. Scott-Baumann, Alison, Mathew Guest, Shuruq Naguib, Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor, and Aisha Phoenix. 2020. Islam on Campus: Contested Identities and the Cultures of Higher Education in Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  8. Wolterstorff, Nicholas. Religion in the University. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2019.

Reader 2020 – Table of Contents

Intersections of Christianity and Islam in Africa

  1. Abbink, Jon. 2011. Religion in public spaces: Emerging Muslim–Christian polemics in Ethiopia. In: African Affairs, Volume 110 (439), 253–274.
  2. Ammah, Rabiatu. 2007. Christian-Muslim Relations in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 18 (2), 139–153.
  3. Barnes, A. 1995. ‘Evangelization where it is not wanted’: Colonial administrators and missionaries in Northern Nigeria during the first third of the twentieth century. In: Religion in Africa 25(4), 412–441.
  4. Chidester, David. 1996. Frontiers of Comparison. In Savage Systems: Colonialism and Comparative Religion in Southern Africa. Charlotesville: University Press of Virginia, 1-29.
  5. Cooper, Barbara M. 2006. Introduction: Fundamental Differences. In: Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1-30.
  6. Dilger, Hansjörg. 2013. Religion and the Formation of an Urban Educational Market: Transnational Reform Processes and Social Inequalities in Christian and Muslim Schooling in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In: Journal of Religion in Africa 43(4), 451–479.
  7. Holy, Ladislav. 1987. Description, Generalization and Comparison: Two Paradigms. In: Comparative Anthropology. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1-18.
  8. Jabre, F. 1938. Dans le maroc nouveau: le role d’une université islamique. In: Annales d’histoire économique et sociale 10(51), 193-207.
  9. Kenny, Joseph. 1996. Sharīa and Christianity in Nigeria: Islam and a ‘Secular’ State. In: Journal of Religion in Africa 26(4), 338- 364.
  10. Lambek, Michael and Janice Boddy. 2013. A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.
  11. Laurent, Pierre-Joseph. 2002. Effervescence religieuse et gouvernance. L’exemple des Assemblées de Dieu du Burkina Faso. In: Politique africaine 3(87), 95-116.
  12. Marshall-Fratani, R. 2001. Mediating the global and local in Nigerian Pentecostalism. In: Corten, A. and Marshall-Fratani, R. (eds.) In Between Babel and Pentecost: Transnational Pentecostalism in Africa and Latin America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 80–105.
  13. Meyer, B. 2008. Religious sensations: Why media, aesthetics and power matter in the study of contemporary religion. In H. de Vries (eds.), Religion: Beyond a Concept. New York: Fordham University Press, 704-723.
  14. Ojo, Matthews A. 1988. The Contextual Significance of the Charismatic Movements in Independent Nigeria. In: Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, Vol. 58(2),175-192.
  15. Ojo, Matthews A. 2013. Competition and Conflict: Pentecostals’ and Charismatics’ Engagement with Islam in Nigeria. In: Azumah, John and Lamin Sanneh (eds.). The African Christian and Islam. Carlisle, England: Langham Monographs, 147-176.
  16. Ostien, Phil. 2006. An Opportunity missed by Nigeria’s Christians: The 1976-78 Sharīʿa Debate revisited. In: Soares, E. Benjamin (eds.): Muslim-Christian encounters in Africa. Leiden: Brill, 221-255.
  17. Peel, J.D.Y. 2016. Pentecostalism and Salafism in Nigeria. In: Christianity, Islam, and Orisa-Religion. Three Traditions in Comparison and Interaction. Oakland: California University of California Press, 192-213.
  18. Ortner, Sherry B. 1991. Narrativity in History, Culture, and Lives. CRSO working paper Transformations, comparative study of social transformations. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan.
  19. Sodiq, Yushau. 2009. Can Muslims and Christians Live Together Peacefully in Nigeria? In: The Muslim World 99(4), 646–688.
  20. Masquelier, Adeline. 2007. Negotiating Futures: Islam, Youth, and the State in Niger. In: Soares, Benjamin F. and René Otayek (eds.): Islam and Muslim Politics in Africa. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 243-262.
  21. Olsson, Hans. 2012. Introduction & Chapter 2: The Scene. In: Jesus for Zanzibar. Leiden: Brill.

Reader 2019 – Table of Contents

  1. Geertz, Clifford. 1993. Religion as a cultural system. In: The interpretation of cultures: selected essays. Fontana Press. Page: 87 – 125.
  2. Weber, Max. 2002. Les sects protestantes et l’esprit du capitalisme. In : Les classiques des sciences sociales.  
  3. Bender, Courtney. 2012. Practicing Religions. In: Robert Orsi (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Religious Studies. New York: Cambridge University Press. Page: 273 – 295.
  4. Asad, Talal. 1993. The Construction of Religion as an Anthropological Category. In: Genealogies of Religion. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press. Page: 27 – 54.
  5. Diouf, Sylviane A. 2013. African Muslims, Christian Europeans, and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In: Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas. New York: NYU Press. Page 4 – 48.
  6. Diouf, Sylviane A. 2013. Literacy: A Distinction and a Danger. In: Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas. New York: NYU Press. Page 107 – 144.
  7. Hoechner, Hannah. 2014. Experiencing Inequality at Close Range: Almajirai Students & Quranic Schools in Kano. In: Abdul Raufu Mustapha (ed.) Sects & Social Disorder: Muslim Identities & Conflict in Northern Nigeria. Oxford: James Currey. Page: 98 – 125.
  8. Soares, Benjamin F. 2006. Introduction: Muslim-Christian Encounters in Africa. In: Soares, Benjamin F. (ed.) Muslim-Christian Encounters in Africa. Leiden: Brill. Page: 1 – 16.
  9. Shankar, Shobana. 2006. A Fifty-Year Muslim Conversion to Christianity: Religious Ambiguities and Colonial Boundaries in Northern Nigeria. In: Soares, Benjamin F. (ed.) Muslim-Christian Encounters in Africa. Leiden: Brill. Page: 89 – 114.
  10. Omar, A. Rashied. 2006. From Resistance to Reconstruction: Challenges Facing Muslim-Christian Relations in Post-Apartheid South Africa. In: Soares, Benjamin F. (ed.) Muslim-Christian Encounters in Africa. Leiden: Brill. Page: 275 – 292.
  11. Chestworth, John. 2006. Fundamentalism And Outreach Strategies in East Africa: Christian Evangelism and Muslim Da’wa. In: Soares, Benjamin F. (ed.) Muslim-Christian Encounters in Africa. Leiden: Brill. Page: 159 – 186.
  12. Janson, Marloes. 1997. Unity through Diversity: A Case Study of Chrislam in Lagos. In: Africa: Journal of the International African Institute 86 (4), 646 -72.
  13. Hansen, Thomas Blom. 2012. Globals Hindus and Pure Muslims: Universalist Aspirations and Territorialized Lives. In: Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life in an Indian Township in South Africa. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Page: 223 – 60.
  14. Last, Murray. 2007. Muslims and Christians in Nigeria: An economy of political panic. In: The round table 96 (392) Page: 605 – 616.
  15. Larkin, Brian and Birgit Meyer. 2006. Pentecostalism, Islam and Culture: New religious Movements in West Africa. In: E. K. Akyeampong (ed.) Themes in West Africa’s Religious History. Oxford: James Currey. Page: 286 – 312.
  16. Craig, Martin. 2014. Studying Religion: Laying the Groundwork. In: A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion. Sheffield: Equinox. 1 – 18.
  17. Lincoln, Bruce. 2012. Sanctified Violence. In: Gods and Demons, Priests and Scholars: Critical Explorations in the History of Religions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Page: 83 – 94.
  18. Bell, Catherine. 2008. Scriptures – Text and Then Some. In: Wimbush, Vincent (ed.) Theorizing Scriptures: New Critical Orientations to a Cultural Phenomenon. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. Page: 23 – 28.
  19. Meyer, Birgit. 2009. Introduction: From Imagined Communities to Aesthetic Formations: Religious Mediations, Sensational Forms, and Styles of Binding. In: Meyer, Birgit (ed.) Aesthetic Formations. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 1 – 24.
  20. Meyer, Birgti. 2004. Christianity in Africa: From African independent to Pentecostal-Charismatic Churches. In: Annual Review of Anthropology, Annual, Vol. 33. Page: 447 – 474.
  21. Asad, Talal. 2012. The Idea of an Anthropology of Islam. In: Kreinath, Jens (ed.) The Anthropology of Islam Reader. London: Routledge. Page: 93 – 110.
  22. Kreinath, Jens. 2012.Methodological reflections on the anthropology of Islam.  In: Kreinath, Jens (ed.) The Anthropology of Islam Reader. London: Routledge. Page: 269 – 275.
  23. Loimeier, Roman. 2013. Is There an “African” Islam? In: Muslim Societies in Africa: A Historical Anthropology.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Page: 11 – 34.
  24. Weiner, Isaac. 2015. Sound. In: Material Religon 7 (1). Page: 108 – 115.
  25. Brenner, Louis. 2000. Histories of Religion in Africa. In: Journal of Religion in Africa 30 (2). Page: 143 – 67.
  26. Haustein, Jörg. 2013. Guest Editorial: The Ethiopian Pentecostal Movement – History, Identity and Current Socio-Political Dynamics. In: PentecoStudies 12 (2). Page: 150 – 61.
  27. Adeboye, Olufunke. 2012. A Church in a Cinema Hall? Pentecostal Appropriation of Public Space in Nigeria. In: Journal of Religion in Africa 42. Page 145 – 171.
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