This introduction provides the context within which the conversation about Rudolph Ware's book is conducted. It identifies the key issues The Walking Qur'an addresses as well as the epistemological ruptures indispensable, according to Ware, to reading the phenomenological manifestations of Islam in West Africa within the epistemologies of the global intellectual economies of Islam, the colonial library, and the Atlantic slave trade and its abolition.
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Introduction| December 01 2015
Introduction: Epistemology and Corporeality in West African Islam
The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West AfricaBy Ware, Rudolph T.III
University of North Carolina Press,
2014, $32.95 (paper)
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 639–641.
Mamadou Diouf; Introduction: Epistemology and Corporeality in West African Islam. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 1 December 2015; 35 (3): 639–641. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201X-3426469
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