Seminars/Lectures

Contentious Religious Encounters in Colonial Mali

French Colonial Troops in Mali, 1893
Tue
Oct
26

Benjamin Soares
Director, Center for Global Islamic Studies
Professor, Department of Religion & Center for African Studies
University of Florida

This talk will consider the complex history of Muslim-Christian encounters in colonial Mali. The case of the contentious encounters between African colonial subjects and the White Fathers, the Roman Catholic missionary order, helps to illustrate how different religions and Muslims and Christians have been mutually imbricated over time.


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