Permanent Pilgrims by C.Bawa Yamba
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Permanent Pilgrims
By C.Bawa Yamba

Permanent Pilgrims

Role of Pilgrimage in the Lives of West African Muslims in Sudan

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Format: Hardback

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Permanent Pilgrims by C.Bawa Yamba

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West African pilgrims in Sudan believe that walking across the savannas and desert is the only proper way of performing the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. However, their journey appears to stop halfway in Sudan, where many of them reside in stranger enclaves as fourth- and fifth-generation immigrants. Describing themselves as transients, they see these villages as temporary stations on their way to Mecca. This book examines life in a set of pilgrim villages to show how the concept of pilgrimage is maintained. It examines why these people allow themselves to live in a state of permanent transition, and argues that here pilgrimage is a symbolic journey analogous to life itself.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748605927
ISBN-10: 0748605924
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 26-May-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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