Narrative islamischer Konversion. Biographische Erzählungen konvertierter Muslime in Ostafrika, written by Tabea Scharrer

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Bielefeld, transcript, 2013, 404p., 7 illustr., appendix, bibliography, isbn 978-3-8376-2184-6, 35,80 €, paperback.

The book under review is a revised PhD dissertation manuscript in Anthropology submitted to the Freie Universität Berlin in 2010. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Kenya and Tanzania, Tabea Scharrer, now a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, collected and analysed biographic narratives of converts to Islam in the particular setting of East Africa. The result is a quite comprehensive study going far beyond conversion to Islam. It combines an overview of religious plurality in East Africa, especially Kenya and

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