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Africa Past & Present “Transnational Islam”

Anthropologist Mara Leichtman (MSU) on religion, migration, and politics. Leichtman unveils her new book New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal (co-edited with Mamadou Diouf). She then discusses transnational Shi’a Islam in Dakar among Lebanese migrants and Senegalese converts, and in London at the Al-Khoei Foundation. Africa Past & Present is a radio series about history, culture, and politics in Africa and the diaspora hosted by is hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb.

Africa Past and Present

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Featured Week: Tinariwen “Amassakoul”

In partnership with the Catherdral Quarter Arts Festival a special week featuring albums & exclusive interview with Tinariwen who are playing in Belfast at the festival. www.cqaf.com
Tinariwen is a Grammy Award-winning group of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. The band was formed in 1979 in Tamanrasset, Algeria, but returned to Mali after a cease-fire in the 1990s. www.tinariwen.com