Tainted Legacy: Islam, colonialism and slavery in Northern Nigeria (Hardcover)
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In recent years violent attacks by Muslims in Nigeria have left thousands of Christians dead. This important study traces the origins of this crisis to the historical impact of Islam on Northern Nigeria. The author explores Islamic colonialism and slavery in West Africa and how their malign influence was entrenched by the British colonial administration. He explains how they have bequeathed a tainted legacy of discrimination and cruelty to the Christians of Northern Nigeria.
About the Author
Yusufu Turaki is director of the Centre for the Study of Religion, Church and Society (CRCS). He holds a Ph.D. in Social Ethics from Boston University, and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at Yale Divinity School. He was the General Secretary of the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA), is a former National Vice-President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and worked with the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) and the International Bible Society (IBS) in Nigeria and Kenya.