Language, Identity, Modernity: The Arabic Study Circle of Durban
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BeschreibungRevealing a community of diversity in 1950s South Africa, this innovative study introduces readers to the linguistic, religious, and cultural world of the Arabic Study Circle, formed in the port city of Durban. The men who led the association were middle class Indian Muslims, speaking Gujurati, who came together to search for meaning and authenticity through reading and conversation. This book provides an intimate sense of who these men were, how they operated, and their international connections and contexts.
InhaltsverzeichnisThe setting - Durban, South Africa, circa 1950;
the founder and foundations;
learn, speak, read - and study Arabic;
critics, dissidents and enemies;
legacy and limits.
PortraitShamil Jeppie is a senior lecturer in the department of historical studies at the University of Cape Town and a key advisor to the South Africa-Mali Timbuktu Manuscript Project.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: HUMAN SCIENCE RES COUNCIL
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2007
Seitenanzahl: 136 Seiten