Randall L. Pouwels

Randall L. Pouwels is a professor of African history at the University of Central Arkansas.

Listed in: African Studies · Religion · History · Islam




Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2000

The history of the Islamic faith on the continent of Africa spans fourteen centuries. For the first time in a single volume, The History of Islam in Africa presents a detailed historic mapping of the cultural, political, geographic, and religious past of this significant presence on a continent-wide scale. Bringing together two dozen leading scholars, this comprehensive work treats the historical development of the religion in each major region and examines its effects.

“Massive and marvelous synthesis…The editors and contributors deserve high praise for this achievement.”

J. A. Works Jr., Choice