Shari'ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution

Sarah Eltantawi (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$35.94
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
March 28, 2017
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.98 X 0.61 X 9.02 inches | 0.89 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520293786

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About the Author

Sarah Eltantawi is Assistant Professor of Comparative Religion at Evergreen State College and an analyst of the Muslim-majority world on major media outlets.

Reviews

"Shari'ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution is an excellent study of Northern Nigeria Sharia politics. It provides a rich analysis not just of the Amina Lawal case but also of the Islamic discursive tradition in Muslim West Africa."--Ousmane Kane, Harvard Divinity Law School, "American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences "
"Sarah Eltantawi offers a dazzlingly nuanced and lucid account of the past and present of the stoning punishment in Northern Nigeria. Effortlessly moving between pre-modern and contemporary archives and contexts, Eltantawi traces the shifting meanings and political projects that have been invested into the stoning punishment over time. Historically grounded, theoretically exciting, and lucidly composed, this book is sure to spark important conversations and debates in multiple fields."--New Books in Religion Network
"Eltantawi's scholarship is evident through her meticulous use of sources and historical detail. However, there is another strength in her work that deserves attention--her vignettes of Nigerian life. Not only do these interludes provide necessary context, they are evidence of Eltantawi's intimate knowledge of Nigeria, her careful analysis, and her respect for the subject."--Reading Religion