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Quranic schools in northern Nigeria : everyday experiences of youth, faith, and poverty

Author: Hannah Hoechner
Publisher: London : International African Institute ; Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: International African library, 54.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a global context of widespread fears over Islamic radicalisation and militancy, poor Muslim youth, especially those socialised in religious seminaries, have attracted overwhelmingly negative attention. In northern Nigeria, male Qur'anic students have garnered a reputation of resorting to violence in order to claim their share of highly unequally distributed resources. Drawing on material from long-term  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoechner, Hannah, 1985-
Quranic schools in northern Nigeria.
London : International African Institute ; Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1030605465
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Hoechner
ISBN: 9781108425292 1108425291 9781108441735 1108441734
OCLC Number: 1004255325
Description: xix, 267 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Porridge, piety, and patience: Qur'anic schooling in northern Nigeria --
Fair game for unfair accusations? Discourses about Qur'anic students --
'Secular schooling is schooling for the rich!' : inequality and educational change in northern Nigeria --
Peasants, privations, and piousness : how boys become Qur'anic students --
Inequality at close range : domestic service for the better-off --
Concealment, asceticism, and cunning Americans : how to deal with being poor --
Mango medicine and morality : pursuing a respectable position within society --
Spiritual security services in an insecure setting : Kano's 'prayer economy' --
Roles, risks, and reproduction : what almajiri education implies for society and for the future --
Annex: Synopsis of 'Duniya Juyi Juyi --
How Life Goes'.
Series Title: International African library, 54.
Responsibility: Hannah Hoechner.

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An ethnographic study of Qur'anic schools in northern Nigeria that debunks stereotypes about such schools being recruitment grounds for Boko Haram and other violent groups. Drawing on extensive  Read more...

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