African Studies

Herr Dr. Abdoulaye Souonaye

Inviting institution: Lehrstuhl Islamwissenschaften
Stay: 20. Februar 2017
Personal information:

Thanks to a joint invitation from the institute of African Studies and the Islamic Studies Program, I had the great opportunity to spend 3 weeks (Feb. 8-27, 2017) at the Bayreuth University. I was warmly welcomed and given an office in the renown and convenient Iwalewa Haus. Besides the great pleasure I had interacting with both colleagues and students working on Africa related topics, I was also able to work on writing pieces I have had in the pipeline for some time, notably a working paper on the challenge of Salafism in West Africa and a chapter of my upcoming book on Salafi preaching in Niger. I couldn’t be more grateful.