Coly’s article about Senegalese Islamic discourse published
April 30, 2021
Malick Coly, a Slippery Rock University instructor of modern languages and cultures, wrote an article that was recently published in the Canadian Journal of African Studies, which publishes research in English and French about Africa, including anthropology, political science, history, sociology, literature, geography and development. Coly’s article, titled “Le Coran et la culture grecque: re-thinking Senegalese Islamic discourse in the global context,” examined a number of “controversial” aspects of “Le Coran et la culture grecque,” a book written by the late Senegalese academic, Oumar Sankharé, that compared passages of the Quran with the writings of Greek and Roman authors. In Coly’s article, he assessed both the complex Senegalese postcolonial and global contexts and provided more elements for a more informed reading.