Unveiling Modernity: Post-Colonial Islamic Reforms in Ghana and Burkina Faso, 1950-2000

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dc.creator Kobo, Ousman
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-17T17:29:44Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-17T17:29:44Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/46870
dc.description Research project funded in academic year 2008-09 en_US
dc.description The University Archives has determined that this item is of continuing value to OSU's history. en_US
dc.description.abstract The end of European colonialism was a watershed moment in West Africa. Throughout the region, a new group of reformers challenged the political, social, and religious dominance of mystical Islam. The reformers condemned the belief in supernatural forces as superstitious and tried to suppress local customs as contrary to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad. By the 1970s, these reformers had a large following among urban dwellers, especially the younger generation of elites educated in European institutions. Why did these reformers have such mass appeal? By tracing developments in Ghana and Burkina Faso from 1950 to 2000, Kobo argues that Wahhabism, the doctrine promoted by 18th century Arab reformer Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab, gave the reformers a way to reconcile Western modernity with Islamic faith. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Mershon Center for International Security Studies en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Project summary en_US
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dc.subject Islamic reforms en_US
dc.subject West African history en_US
dc.title Unveiling Modernity: Post-Colonial Islamic Reforms in Ghana and Burkina Faso, 1950-2000 en_US
dc.type Other en_US
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