New Article: “Islamic Modernism and Colonial Education in Northern Nigeria: Na’ibi Sulaiman Wali (1927–2013)”

I’ve published a new article with the journal Religion & Education. The article is part of a special issue on “Life Trajectories of Educators Between Religion and Religious Education,” edited by Professor Abdulkader Tayob of the University of Cape Town, South Africa. My article is entitled “Islamic Modernism and Colonial Education in Northern Nigeria: Na’ibi Sulaiman Wali (1927–2013).” It discusses the career of a major intellectual from Kano, Nigeria, who played a major role in book publishing in northern Nigeria during the decades before and after independence. In the 1970s, he published two polemical books denouncing what he saw as neo-colonialism and Muslim “backwardness” in Nigeria; part of my paper discusses those two books. The article can be found here, although it is only available to those with access to the Taylor & Francis system, whether through a university library or other such system.

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