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Dr. Butler Contributes to New Volume on Islamic Education in Africa

Dr. Butler Contributes to New Volume on Islamic Education in Africa

Dr. Butler contributed a chapter to Islamic Education in Africa: Writing Boards and Black Boards.  His chapter, "Collapsed pluralities: Islamic education, learning, and creativity in Niger," discusses new forms and uses of schools in Muslim communities in Niger.

​Information about the book can be found here and here:

http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=808100

https://muse.jhu.edu/book/49094

A review of the volume in American Ethnologist offers strong praise: "By showing in meticulous detail the enduring and unwavering commitments of African Muslims to Islamic education while providing persuasive explanations about how and why knowledge transmission has continued to be the central bone of contention that divides them, it is a landmark in the anthropology of education."​