Tag Archives: Thiès

Notes from the field, January 2018 in Senegal

I have just returned from a week of field work in Senegal. While I have often done field work there, this time was different. First, I was joined by two other researchers for a team excursion. My two companions de … Continue reading

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The Iyakhine Temple in Thiès, Senegal

Here is another shrine from my research archive. Abdoulaye Iyakhine Niakhité Diop (1886-1943) was a Baye Fall Murid who claimed to be the mahdi (the messianic leader some Muslims believe will come at the end of time). Abdoulaye Iyakhine established … Continue reading

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