Veiling in Africa (African Expressive Cultures) by Elisha P. Renne

By Elisha P. Renne

The culture of the veil, which refers to varied fabric coverings of the top, face, and physique, has been little studied in Africa, the place Islam has been current for greater than 1000 years. those vigorous essays increase questions about what's specific approximately veiling in Africa, what non secular histories or practices are mirrored specifically makes use of of the veil, and the way kinds of veils have replaced in keeping with modern occasions. jointly, they discover the variety of meanings and reviews with the veil, revealing it as either an item of Muslim piety and an expression of glamorous fashion.

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