Posts tagged "shrines"
Life in the Shrine

Life in the Shrine

The fearful narratives surrounding West African shrines and the ‘wives of the deity’ obscure the reality of these long-standing institutions, writes Julie Jenkins. With photographs by Dana Romanoff.

Of Shrines and Syncretists

by Alex Thurston Teju Cole analyzes the destruction of the shrines by analogy: Mali is premodern Europe; Mali is Afghanistan under the Taliban...Then comes the interesting analogy: Timbuktu is Mecca at the time of its conquest by the forces of the Prophet...