Series page; Title page; copyright page; Contents; Preface; ch1-Introduction; ch2-Africa, Islam, and the Legacies of Colonialism; Notes; ch3-Islam and Africanist Literary Criticism; Notes; ch4-Critical (Mis)Readings of Sembène Ousmane; Notes; ch5-Taming Islam: Aminata Sow Fall; Charity as a Religious Obligation (Zakat?); Voluntary Charity (Tatauwu?); Contractual Charity; Marabout-Prescribed Charity; Notes; ch6-The Quest for Orthodoxy in Ibrahim Tahir's The Last Imam; Notes; ch7-Conclusion; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; About the Book.
Ahmed Bangura argues that an ingrained pattern of prejudice toward Islam in European-language writing on Africa has led to misreadings of West African novels. He traces the origins of these misunderstandings and offers a framework for the study of West African novels with an Islamic subtext. (source: Nielsen Book Data)