On the recent mess in Mali (Respond to this article at http://www.therai.org.uk/at/debate)


  • Benjamin Soares

    1. Senior researcher and chair of the research staff at the Afrika-Studiecentrum in Leiden, The Netherlands. His volume, Islam and Muslim politics in Africa (edited with René Otayek, Palgrave, 2007), has just appeared in Arabic translation. His email is BSoares@ascleiden.nl.
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In this guest editorial, Benjamin Soaris looks at the rapid deterioration of the situation in Mali. He encourages anthropologists to see the bigger picture.