Assaulting with Words: Popular Discourse and the Bridle of Sharīʻah

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Northwestern University Press, 1994 - Customs - 208 pages
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This book presents an extensive and witty analysis of the metaphors inherent in the practice of sahir among the Muslim Arab Rubatab of the Sudan.

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Contents

The Politics of Shanahmindedness i
11
Sahir and the Fantasy of Difference
45
Discourse and the Bridle of Shan ah
63
Sahir Performance and Theory
85
Which Way Mimicry?
121
The Genres of Sahrah
145
Notes
187
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