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Language identity modernity: the Arabic study circle of Durban

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dc.date.accessioned 2007-03-16 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-29T07:16:04Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-29T07:16:04Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/language-identity-modernity en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6171
dc.description.abstract A fusion of linguistic, religious and ethnic groups with rich, diverse roots and intersecting histories make up South Africa. However, the literature on most of the smaller groups tends to be thin and uneven and often tends to relegate them to the margins of the country's major narratives. This innovative study introduces readers to a fascinating world of linguistic, religious and cultural politics in the South African port city of Durban from around 1950, the world of the Arabic Study Circle. This Association was led by a group of largely middle class, Indian, Muslim Gujurati-speaking men who were passionate about breaking out of the narrow confines of their origins and connecting to a larger changing world of learning rooted in Arabic and an Islamic modernity. They were gentlemen who believed in the transformative powers of reading and conversation. They exemplify the broader process, common among educated but disadvantaged people in apartheid South Africa and across the decolonising world, of the search for meaning, community and authenticity. This work provides an intimate sense of who they were and how they operated, their visions, as well as their international connections and contexts. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject IDENTITY en
dc.subject LANGUAGES en
dc.subject ARABIC STUDY CIRCLE en
dc.subject DURBAN en
dc.subject ARABIC en
dc.subject MUSLIM en
dc.subject ISLAM en
dc.title Language identity modernity: the Arabic study circle of Durban en
dc.type HSRC Press Books - non-HSRC authors en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 19 en
dc.BudgetYear 2006/07 en
dc.ResearchGroup Society, Culture and Identity en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 4485 en
dc.outputnumber 3033 en
dc.bibliographictitle Jeppie, S. (2007) <i>Language identity modernity: the Arabic study circle of Durban. </i> Cape Town: HSRC Press. en
dc.publicationyear 2007 en
dc.contributor.author1 Jeppie, S. en


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