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.

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UPDATED CFP: Islam in Africa Studies Group-sponsored panels, ASA 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Apologies for formatting errors on the previous announcement.

The Islam in Africa Studies Group (IASG) plans to sponsor a number of panels at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting, taking place in Boston, MA from November 21-23, 2019. Please click here to view the full call on the IASG website.






Scott Steven Reese
Nurfadzilah Yahaya

Yahaya on Reese, 'Imperial Muslims: Islam, Community and Authority in the Indian Ocean, 1839-1937'

Scott Steven Reese. Imperial Muslims: Islam, Community and Authority in the Indian Ocean, 1839-1937. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017. ix + 212 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-9765-6.

Reviewed by Nurfadzilah Yahaya (National University of Singapore) Published on H-IslamInAfrica (January, 2019) Commissioned by Saarah Jappie (University of the Witwatersrand)