ISITA Perspectives Symposium Series. Jihad and Its Enemies: New Perspectives from West Africa - Lamin Sanneh and Alexander Thurston

Event time: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 4:00pm
620 Library Place Program of African Studies Seminar Room See map Evanston, IL 60280
Event description: 

Join us for a dialog between Lamin Sanneh (Yale University and Yale Divinity School), author of Beyond Jihad: The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam (Oxford University Press, 2016); and Alexander Thurston (Georgetown University), author of Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement (Princeton University Press, 2017)

Discussant: Sean Hanretta (Northwestern University)

The ISITA Perspectives Symposium Series brings leading scholars of Islam in Africa to Northwestern for discussion of their recent books. Each symosia features two authors and a discussant.