African Muslims' global connections: Truth and trust making in troubled times

Inaugural address delivered on the appointment to the endowed Chair of The Anthropology of Islam in Africa and its Diaspora at the University of Amsterdam on 5 October 2022 by Prof. Mayke Kaag

In the lecture, Prof. Kaag focused on three issues: Initiatives by African Muslims in the diaspora to create a place for themselves; the interaction between Muslims in West Africa and global providers of Islamic education; and African participation in the Islamic environmental movement. The chair has been designated on behalf of the African Studies Centre Leiden. 

Read the text of the inaugural address (open access).


Author(s) / editor(s)

Mayke Kaag

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Mayke Kaag is a professor in the anthropology of Islam in Africa and its diaspora at the University of Amsterdam, and a senior researcher working on the political anthropology of Africa's global connections at the ASCL.

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