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Veils, Turbans, and Islamic Reform in Northern Nigeria

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1. The author of this book, Elisha Renne, is a senior scholar who is well respected for her work in Northern Nigeria. She is an anthropologist with concerns about medicine, dress, women's and gender studies, and material culture.

2. This book examines the history of Islamic reform movements in West Africa from the perspective of dress, textile production and trade, and pilgrimage. While it examines many expressive styles, the book is about how Muslims seek a proper way of being Islamic in the world and what this means for their well-being.

3. This book is a part of IUP’s African Expressive Cultures series, a key series in our African studies offerings. Its sales will be supported by its appeal across a number of different subcategories including arts, dress, religion, philosophy, and current events.

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