H-IslamInAfrica promotes scholarly research, both within and outside Africa, in all areas and disciplines of the social sciences and humanities relevant to Islam in Africa. We want to encourage international cooperation and facilitate the exchange of ideas and meaningful dialogue among persons engaged in research on Islam in Africa. Toward those ends, the network aims to:

  • Encourage the publication and dissemination of scholarly and artistic works as well as primary sources on Islamic studies and related topics.
  • Organize panels, symposia, and conferences on Islam in Africa at meetings of regional, national and international organizations.
  • And provide the general public with information on issues of historical, cultural, and contemporary interest in Islam in Africa.

Recent Content

CFP: Africa, Globalization and The Muslim Worlds, Harvard Divinity School, September 19-21, 2019

The Alwaleed Professorship of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society at Harvard Divinity School and The Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) at Northwestern University invites proposals for a conference to be held at Harvard University.

Keren Weitzberg
Francesca Declich

Declich on Weitzberg, 'We Do Not Have Borders: Greater Somalia and the Predicaments of Belonging in Kenya'

Keren Weitzberg. We Do Not Have Borders: Greater Somalia and the Predicaments of Belonging in Kenya. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2017. xiii + 274 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8214-2258-8; $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-2259-5.

Reviewed by Francesca Declich (University of Urbino) Published on H-IslamInAfrica (February, 2019) Commissioned by Saarah Jappie (University of the Witwatersrand)