Wednesday, 20 March 2019
“Slicing off the Tumour”: The History of Global Jihad in Nigeria, as Narrated by the Islamic State

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. 

Publication Date:
Tue, 28 Aug 2018 - 10:15
Annual Review of Islam in Africa (ARIA) Special Issue on Islam in Nigeria

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:

Publication Date:
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 - 11:15
Workshop Announcement: "Muslim ‘Ulama’ in Chad: Perspectives from Historical and Anthropological Sources"

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. 

Publication Date:
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 - 14:15
CCI Conference: "The Arts and Crafts of Literacy: Manuscript Cultures in Sub-Saharan Africa" September 5th-6th, 2013

The focus of this conference will be the Islamic manuscripts produced in sub-Saharan Africa, either in Arabic or in local languages written in the Arabic alphabet (‘ajami).

The aim of the conference is to gather contributions on the different dimensions of the manuscript, i.e. the materials, the technologies, the practices and the communities involved in the production, commercialization, circulation, preservation and consumption.

Publication Date:
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 - 14:45