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Veils Turbans and Islamic Reform in Northern Nigeria

 Author: Renne Elisha  Category: book  Publisher: Bloomington: Indiana University Press  Published: 2022

This book tells the story of Islamic reform from the perspective of dress textile production trade and pilgrimage over the past 200 years. As Islamic reformers have sought to address societal problems such as poverty inequality ignorance unemployment extravagance and corruption they have used textiles as a means to express their religious positions on these concerns. Home first to the early indigo trade and later to a thriving textile industry northern Nigeria has been a center for Islamic practice as well as a place where everything from women’s hijabs to turbans buttons zippers short pants and military uniforms offers a statement on Islam.
Available from Indiana University Press website – $32.00 pbk.

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