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Porridge, piety and patience: Why traditional Qur’anic students in northern Nigeria...

This month, we will be starting a series on security in Nigeria. Our definition of security will be broad, as is our interest in...

Rejoinder to ‘why fear Boko Haram’

In this blog, Hannah Hoechner responds to a recent post by Eliza Griswold on Boko Haram. She argues that we  know very little about...
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Traditional Qur’anic students in Nigeria: Fair game for unfair accusations?

As attacks attributed to the militant Islamic group Boko Haram continue in Nigeria, Hannah Hoechner explores the  ways in which students at traditional Qur’anic schools are...