Senegal’s Arabic literates : from transnational education to national linguistic and political activism

Authors: Brossier, Marie
Abstract: This article studies the role of the Arabophone community in postcolonial social and political transformations. More specifically, it focuses on the case of the Arabisants in Senegal. Forged through the mobility between the two shores of the Sahara, they are willing to emerge as a more visible political force since the 2000s. This article sheds light on Arabisants’ endeavours to participate in various forms of political advocacy. It demonstrates that they intend to stand as the political entrepreneurs of the Muslim community, to challenge the hegemony of Sufi Brotherhoods, and consequently, to challenge the state’s alliance with the Sufi orders. In so doing, Arabisants emerge as counter-elite in the public and political debate in Senegal.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 2 November 2016
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/15223
This document was published in: Mediterranean politics, Vol. 22 (1), 155-175 (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13629395.2016.1230944
Alternative version: 10.1080/13629395.2016.1230944
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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