Political liberalization and economic reform the weakening of the state and increased global interconnections have all had profound effects on muslim societies and the practice of islam in africa the contributors to this volume investigate and illuminate the changes that have occurred in africa through detailed case studies. Such processes have also influenced muslim societies and the practice of islam in africa in ways that are still not well understood the contributors to this collection explore the intersecting dynamics of islam society and the state in sub saharan africa. Islam and muslim politics in africa an edited volume by benjamin f soares and rene otayele offers perspectives that bring us closer to answering questions such as these published in 2007 the focus of the volume is the intersecting dynamics of islam society and the state in sub saharan africa the contributors bring a variety of backgrounds and interests from political . Islam and muslim politics in africa edited by benjamin soares rene otayek palgrave macmillan 2007 since september 11 2001 many have attempted to understand the role of islam in politics and in international affairs given the paucity of research on islam in contemporary sub saharan africa many commentators have resorted to outdated notions of localized african islam and islamic . Request pdf introduction islam and muslim politics in africa during the decade and a half since the end of the cold war africa has seen momentous changes indeed since the early 1990s
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