A Look into the Past and Present: Life of the Talibé in Senegal
This past summer, Laguda traveled to Senegal to see research ideas unfold in real life. A Look into the Past and Present: Life of the Talibé in Senegal highlights the lives of young Islamic scholars (talibés) in the West African nation. Talibés have long been at the center of accusations of human rights abuses in Senegal. In addition to discussing these abuses, Laguda’s research provides the necessary historical and current contexts to understand what being a talibé in Senegal has meant over time. This project closely examines the role of government, religion, and society in shaping the lives of talibés and how they are viewed in the country.