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The Boko Haram reader (2019)

from Nigerian preachers to the Islamic State

in: Oxford scholarship online

Abstract

Since it erupted onto the world stage in 2009, people have asked, what is Boko Haram, and what does it stand for? Is there a coherent vision or set of beliefs behind it? Despite the growing literature about the group, few if any attempts have been made to answer these questions, even though Boko Haram is but the latest in a long line of millenarian Muslim reform groups to emerge in Northern Nigeria over the last two centuries. 'The Boko Haram Reader' offers an unprecedented collection of essential texts, documents, videos, audio, and nashids (martial hymns), translated into English from Hausa, Arabic and Kanuri, tracing the group's origins, history, and evolution.

Keywords

Islamic fundamentalism, Terrorism, Nigeria

Sprachen

Englisch

Verlag

Oxford University Press

ISBN

9780190943189

DOI

10.1093/oso/9780190908300.001.0001

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