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n African Journal on Conflict Resolution - Democratization and Islamic law : the Sharia conflict in Nigeria, Johannes Harnischfeger : book review

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1562-6997

Abstract

This book is the fruit of a three-year research mission in Nigeria (1993-1996) followed by three research trips in 2001, 2002 and 2006, during which the twelve States of the Federation which adopted Sharia in various degrees were covered : Zamfara, Kaduna, Sokoto, Kano, Bauchi, Katsina, Kebbi, Jigawa, Borno, Yobe, Niger and Gombe. It is a precious first-hand account of the implementation of Sharia in the north of the country, prompted by the fact that 'observers in Europe and North America paid little attention to the political implications of Sharia' (p. 17). It is based on interviews with local informants, personal observations, and the scrutiny of archive documents, media articles, religious tracts, the Quran, the Bible and academic publications.

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