Contested knowledges: The Securitisation of Qur’anic education in northern Nigeria

Date: 13 May 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Event Type: Roundtable

13 May 12:00-13:30 BST

In this BALID Informal Literacy Discussion, Hannah Hoechner will share findings from her work on Qur’anic schools in northern Nigeria, outlining contestations surrounding this form of education. She will also explore the logics turning Qur’anic school students into easy scapegoats for perceived threats, including the terror group ‘Boko Haram’ and the COVID-19 outbreak. This discussion will be particularly interesting and important for those interested in ‘non-formal’ and religious education, securitising dynamics, and Muslim West Africa.