The present issue of the CCI Occasional Papers includes three pieces debating the origins of Boko Haram.
Andrea Brigaglia analyses Khadh‘ al-waram min al-khawārij al-Shīkawiyya bi-bay‘at ahl al-karam (Slicing off the Tumour of Shekau's Kharijites, in Pledging Allegiance to the Honourable Ones), a book written by the two sons of Muhammad Yusuf (the first leader of "Boko Haram", died in 2009) and recently published by the Islamic State.
On behalf of the Centre for Contemporary Islam (CCI) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, we are pleased to announce the release of our most recent edition of the Annual Review of Islam in Africa (ARIA). The 2014 edition is a special issue on Islam in Nigeria. - See more at: http://www.religion.uct.ac.za/#sthash.Ip4BZApB.dpuf
Funded by the Oppenheimer Africa Project, in cooperation with the Centre for African Studies (UCT), the Tombouctou Manuscripts Project (HUMA, UCT), and the Centre for Contemporary Islam (UCT), This workshop will take place in conjunction with the project ‘Religious Leaders and Knowledge Transmission in Central Africa: Muslim ‘Ulama’ in the history of Chad.’ The goal of the workshop is to bring together and coordinate a group of researchers who have already worked separately on issues related to the history of Islam in Chad.