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Muslims Beyond the Arab World


Sep 26 2019


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Muslims Beyond the Arab World

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Muslims Beyond the Arab World

Language, Arts, and Music in Senegal

Join us for a conversation with Fallou Ngom, Director of the African Studies Center at Boston University, about Islam in contemporary Senegal. We will explore the ways in which Islam is lived in the country and its connections to language, the arts, and social life. The conversation will be moderated by Mbaye Lo.

Free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC) and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.


Fallou Ngom

Boston University

Fallou Ngom is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the African Studies Center at Boston University. His research interests include the interactions between African languages and non-African languages, the adaptations of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa, and Ajami literatures—records of African languages written in Arabic script. He seeks to understand the…...

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Mbaye Lo

Duke University

Mbaye Lo is Associate Professor of the Practice of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. He works primarily on Arabic discourse with a sub-specialization in the sociology of Islam, Islamic militancy, and theories of civil society, in addition to the development of Arabic language and culture in Africa,…...

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