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discussing their photographic collections (please see Table 1). These individuals were part of the South Asian diaspora to East Africa whose ancestors travelled from India via the Indian Ocean trade routes, and for the most part from the nineteenth century onward. Table 1 First-hand accounts from

In: Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World
Author: Agnese Fusaro

and Photo © A. Fusaro To date, a unique vessel has been identified as a possible East African product (inv.no. 125,5, Fig. 13). It has been found in the filling of the eastern gate dated to approximately the fifteenth century. It is the high neck of a large jar, characterized by a black

In: Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World
Author: Shamil Jeppie

Shakespeare into his native Tswana language. 3 Plaatje has been extensively studied but he is just one of a generation of black African men of letters. Anglophone West and East Africa—just to stick to the Anglo sphere of colonial rule and education—also have its mission-school educated elites whose work is

In: Philological Encounters
Author: David Cook

developed new interpretations of jihād , which included physical labor (Glover, 54). Ṣūfī brotherhoods were also prominent in anti-colonial movements in East Africa, but such brotherhoods were not quite as widespread there as they were (and are) in West Africa. In Somalia, the figure of Muḥammad

In: Sufi Institutions
Author: Nathan Hofer

, there are several aspects of Ṣūfī endowments that remain unexplored. One such area is the patronage of relics rather than saints for economic and political ends, or what McChesney has described as “reliquary Sufism” (McChesney, Reliquary). A study of Ṣūfī endowments in East Africa remains to be

In: Sufi Institutions

schools. The families of shaykh s benefited from a new system, co-opted by the Ottomans, that allowed them to acquire the most lucrative agricultural lands (Walker). Facing the rising influence of Wahhābī groups, as in east Africa at the beginning of the twentieth century, Ṣūfī orders were particularly

In: Sufi Institutions