The study of Islam in Africa still pays too little attention to the words of scholars. Jihad of the Pen, Journey of the Soul, a book project under contract with the American University in Cairo Press, presents contextualized translations of seminal insights from some of West Africa’s most renowned scholars. Presenters: Zachary Wright (history and religious studies, Northwestern University in Qatar) and Rudolph "Butch" Ware (history, University of Michigan). Light refreshments will be served. Cosponsored by the Program of African Studies, the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) and Northwestern University in Qatar as part of NU-Q in Evanston Week.