Renewers of Age: Holy Men and Social Discourse in Colonial Banaadir

Written by Prof. Scott Reece

This book delves into the Benaadir culture of southern Somalia to examine the role of local ʿulamāʾ as popular intellectuals during the early colonial period. Using hagiographies, religious poetry, and Sufi manuals, the book explores how religious discourse played a significant role in shaping the social and cultural landscape of the region.

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