By Dr. Sulayman S. Nyang. This work is an in-depth look at the influence of Christianity and Islam on traditional African society and values as well as an analysis of contemporary African thought on the question of African identity against the backdrop of three socio-religious cultural influences: the native African, the Arab-Islamic, and the Euro- Western Christian. Kazi Publications (2007), English, Paperback: 133 pages. Note: Cover artwork may vary based on edition.
About the author: Dr. Sulayman S. Nyang is Professor and Chair of the African Studies Department at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Lead Developer for the African Voices Project of the Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution and co-principal investigator of Project MAPS. A former deputy ambassador and head of chancery of the Gambia Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Nyang has served as consultant to several national and international agencies and on the boards of the African Studies Association, the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, America's Islamic Heritage Museum, and the Association of Muslim Social Scientists.
He has written extensively on Islamic, African and Middle Eastern affairs. He holds a masterís degree in public administration and a Ph.D. in government from the University of Virginia. Dr. Nyang was an advising scholar for the award-winning, PBS-broadcast documentaries Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet and the production Prince Among Slaves.