Book Reviews

Isaacs, Sedick. 2010. Surviving in the Apartheid Prison: Flash Backs of an Earlier Life. London: Xlibris Publishing. In Politikon 39(3): 412-414, 2012.

Anon (ed) – PFRPL. 2010. Tolerance and Tension: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Washington, D.C.: Pew Research Center. pp. i-viii & 1-324, April, (accessible @ In ASRA Bulletin. 36: 12-14, May 2012.

Soares, Ben & Rene Otayek (eds). 2007. Islam and Muslim Politics in Africa. London: Palgrave MacMillan. In BOLESWA: Journal of Theology, Religion and Philosophy 4(1): 241-245, December 2012

Campanini, Massimo. 2007. The Qur’an: The Basics (trans. Oliver Leaman). London & New York: Routledge. 157pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-415-41163-9; and Saeed, Abdullah. 2006. Interpreting the Quran: Towards a Contemporary Approach London & New York: Routledge. 192pp. ISBN 0-415-36537-6. In BOLESWA: Journal of Theology, Religion and Philosophy 4(1): 246-249, December 2012.

Naidoo, Loganthan. 2010. In the Shadows of Chief Luthuli: Reflections of Goolam Suleman. Durban: Luthuli Museum. In Muslim Views. 26 (3): 6 & 8, March 2012.

Moosa, Najma. 2011. Unveiling The Mind: The Legal Position of Women in Islam – A South African Context. 2nd Edition. Cape Town: Juta. In The South African Law Journal 129(1): 189-192, 2012.

Verdoolaege, Annelies. 2008. Reconciliation Discourse: The Case of the Truth Commission. Amsterdam: John Benjamin Publishing. In Peace Review: Journal of Social Justice. 24(1): 122-125, March 2012.

William Blizek. 2009. The Continuum Companion to Religion and Film. London & New York: Continuum. In Continuum (Australia) 25(6): 906-910, 2011.

Carl Ernst & Richard Martin (eds.). 2010. Rethinking Islamic Studies: From Orientalism to Cosmopolitanism. Columbia: The University of South Carolina Press. In Journal for Islamic Studies 26: 124-127, 2011.

Jeppie, Shamil; Ebrahim Moosa & Richard Roberts. Muslim Personal Law in Sub-Saharan Africa: Colonial Legacies and Post-Colonial Challenges. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press. In African Journal of Legal Studies. 4: 303-307, 2011.

Alan Wieder. 2008. Teacher and Comrade: Richard Dudley and the Fight for Democracy in South Africa. New York: State University of New York Press. Illustrated 175pp. ISBN 978-0-7914-7429-7. In African Studies Review. 54(2): 219-220, 2011.

Ebrahim, Mogamat Hoosein. 2010. The Cape Pilgrimage. Cape Town: IPSA & Self. In Islamic Africa. 2(2): 117-119, 2011.

Anon (ed.). 2008. Timbuctou: Script and Scholarship. Cape Town: Iziko Museums of Cape Town and SA Ministry of Arts and Culture, & Susana Lliteras Molins (ed.) 2009. From Istanbul to Timbuktu – Ink Routes. Cape Town: Tombouctou Manuscripts – UCT. In Al-Qantara: Revista de Etudios Arabes (Madrid) 32(1): 291-294, 2011.

Andrabi, Abroo Aman. 2007. Muhammad Asad: His contribution to Islamic Learning. New Delhi: Goodword Books, In Intellectual Discourse (Kuala Lumpur). 18(2): 326-328, 2010

Hoover, Stewart M & Nadia Kaneva (ed.). 2009.  Fundamentalisms and the Media. London & New York: Continuum. In Culture and Religion (UK). 11(4) 453-456, December 2010.

Doxtader, Erik & Philippe Salazar (ed). 2007. Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: The Fundamental Documents. Cape Town: Institute of Justice and Reconciliation, pp. i-xviii & 1-478. In African Studies Quarterly Online 11(4): 129-131, Summer 2010. Online:

Esack, Farid & Chiddy. 2009. Islam and Aids: On Scorn and Pity. Oxford: Oneworld. In SAHARA: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/Aids 7(1): 94-95, July 2010. Online:

Seedat, Rashied & Razia Saleh. 2010. Men of Dynamism: Pen Portraits of MK Pioneers. Johannesburg: Ahmad Kathrada Foundation. In Muslim Views 24(6): 42, June 2010.

Saeed, Abdullah. 2006. Interpreting the Quran: Towards a Contemporary Approach London & New York: Routledge. 192pp. ISBN 0-415-36537-6 and Saeed, Abdullah. 2007. Islamic Thought: An Introduction. London & New York: Routledge. 204pp. ISBN 10: 0-415-36409-4. In IPSA Journal 9: 117-121, 2010.

Karel August & Christof Sauer (ed.) 2007. Christian-Muslim Encounter in Africa. Cape Town: AcadSA Publishing. In Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. 21(2): 189-190, April 2010.

Jeppie, Shamil. 2007. Language, Identity & Minority: The Arabic Study Circle in Durban. Pretoria: HSRC Press. 130pp. In African Affairs.  109: 174-175, 2010.

Jeppie, Shamil & Soulemane B. Diagne. 2008. The Meaning of Timbuctu. Pretoria: Human Science Research Council. In The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences Studies 26(3): 133-136, 2009.

Solomon, Hussein; Akeem Fadare & Firoza Butler (ed.). 2008. Political Islam and the State in Africa. Pretoria: Centre for International Political Studies (University of Pretoria). In American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences Studies. 26(3): 131-133, 2009.

Soares, Ben (ed). 2006. Muslim-Christian Encounters in Africa. Leiden: E.J. Brill. In Round Table  98(402): 392-395, June 2009.

Kasozi, Abdu B & Sadik Unay. 2006. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Islamic Civilization in Eastern Africa. Istanbul: IRCICA. In AASR Bulletin. 29 & 30: 30-32, November 2008/May 2009

Schrijver, Paul. 2007. A Bibliography on Islam in Contemporary sub-Saharan Africa Leiden: ASC. In Journal for Contemporary African Studies 26(4): 453-456, October 2008.

Lawrence, Bruce. 2006. The Quran. London: Atlanta Press. In Islamic Studies 47(3): 405-409, Autumn 2008.

Sharawy, Helmi. 2005. Heritage of African Languages Manuscripts (Ajami). Bamako: Institut Culturel Afro-Arabe. pp. i-xiii & pp. 1-538. In Tydskrif vir Letterkunde  45(1): 205-207, 2008.

Riddell Peter. 2001. Islam and the Malay-Indonesian World: Transmission and Responses. (London: C. Hurst & Co). pp. i-xvii & 1-349 & Azra, Azyumardi. 2004. The origin of Islamic Reformism in Southeast Asia: Networks of Malay-Indonesian and Middle Eastern Ulama in the 17th c and 18th c. (Leiden: KITLV Press). pp. i-ix & 1-254. In IPSA Journal of Islamic Studies. 7: 108-110, 2008.

Funke, Nikkie & Hussein Solomon. 2006. Exploring Islamic Fundamentalist Ideologies in Africa. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa). African Century Publications No. 21, pp. i-xi & 1-410. In BOLESWA: Journal of Theology, Religion and Philosophy. 1(3): 190-196, December 2007.

Abu-Hamdiyyah, Mohamed. 2000. The Quran: An Introduction. London & New York: Routledge. In BOLESWA: Journal of Theology, Religion and Philosophy. 1(1): 130-132, 2005.

Chapman, Audrey & Bernard Spong. 2003. Religion & Reconciliation in South Africa: Voices of Religious Leaders. Templeton Foundation Press. In BOLESWA: Journal of Theology, Religion and Philosophy 1(1): 126-130, 2005.

Dagron, Alfonso. 2001. Making Waves: Stories of Participatory Communication for Social Change. In Equid Novi. 32(2): 324-325, December 2002.

Elion, Barbara & Mercia Strieman. 2001. Clued up on Culture: A Helpful Guide for all South Africans. Cape Town: Juta. In Muslim Views. April 2002

Sells, Michael. 1999. Approaching the Quran: The Early Revelation. Oregon: White Cloud Press. In Islamic Studies 40(2): 324-326, Summer 2001.

Amanze, James. 1999. Islam in Bostwana. Uppsala: Alqmvist Publishers. In Botswana Notes & News 35: 2000.