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Islam Burkina Faso

Islam Burkina Faso: Access to West African Newspapers

By Frédérick Madore

With nearly 3,000 newspaper articles and other materials, this bilingual collection is a valuable source for tracing the history of Islam in West Africa. Initially conceived as part of the author’s doctoral research (2013-2018) on the history of Islamic activism among the youth and women in Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire since the 1970s, the database continues to expand beyond Burkina Faso and across West Africa. The collection also includes photographs and two exhibits on the Hajj and the history of student activism from the 1970s to present day through digital timelines. 

Islam Burkina Faso is freely available at (English) and (French).

Read an April 2023 review of this publication in Reviews in DH.

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