Northwestern University

Nov
14
Wed 12:00 PM

The Boko Haram Reader: From Nigerian Preachers to the Islamic State: A Discussion with Co-author Abdulbasit Kassim

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM  

Where: 620 Library Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Rebecca Shereikis   847.491.2598

Group: Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)

Co-Sponsor(s):
Program of African Studies

Category: Academic

Description:

Join ISITA for a discussion with Abdulbasit Kassim about his new publication, co-edited with Michael Nwankpa, The Boko Haram Reader: From Nigerian Preachers to the Islamic State (Hurst 2018)

The Boko Haram Reader offers an unprecedented collection of essential texts, documents, videos, audio, and nashids (martial hymns), translated into English from Hausa, Arabic and Kanuri, tracing the group’s origins, history, and evolution. Its editors, two Nigerian scholars, reveal how Boko Haram’s leaders manipulate Islamic theology for the legitimisation, radicalisation, indoctrination and dissemination of their ideas across West Africa.

Abdulbasit Kassim is a PhD student at Rice University, focusing on African Islamic movements and international relations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Co-sponsored by the Program of African Studies as part of its Lunch and Lecture series.

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