Muslim Modernity in Postcolonial Nigeria

Muslim Modernity

Brill Academic Pub (March 1, 2003)

This book deals with Muslim modernity in a country with the largest single Muslim population in Sub-Saharan Africa. It provides much needed new grounds for comparative study. Until now, virtually all socio-anthropological works about any specific African country are either authored by nationals of that country or by Western scholars.


'Kane provides considerable textual, theological knowledge, but what makes this book stand out and add to our understanding of new religious movements in Nigeria is his sociological imagination and his effort to move beyond the writings of religious leaders to the operation of a movement as a whole.'
Brian Larkin, The Journal of Religion,2005.

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