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Mali & Senegal - The Power of Islam (2/3)

This is also part of this series: Africa in the 21st Century (3)

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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Filmakers Library
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 49 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2002
Available in French: No

Islam has influenced West Africa since the 11th century, but only in the last 100 years has the religion grown so rapidly in Senegal and Mali. One prominent sect, the Murid movement which grew out of Sufism, has millions of followers and wealth accumulated from peanut cultivation. As a force of conservative Islam, its economic and political power must be watched by the West.