Issa Laye Thiaw

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Issa Laye Thiaw
Born Issa Laye Thiaw
1943
Sangué, (Thies region), in Senegal
Nationality Senegalese
Ethnicity Serer
Occupation Historian, theologian, author, essayist
Known for Serer religion
Notable work

"La femme Seereer",

"La religiosité Seereer, avant et pendant leur Islamisation."
Religion Serer religion

Issa Laye Thiaw (born 1943 at Sangué, Thies region of Senegal) is a Senegalese historian, theologian, and author on Serer religion, Serer tradition and history.[citation needed] Born into a Serer family, himself the son of a Serer High Priest (Saltigue), Thiaw is a specialist in the Serer religion. He was a former researcher at the Centre d’études des civilisations (CEC) de Dakar (Centre for Studies in Civilizations of Dakar).[1][2]

Some of Thiaw's works include:

  • Issa Laye Thiaw. La femme Seereer, Sénégal, 2005, Sociétés africaines et diaspora. Edition L'harmattan, ISBN 2-7475-8907-2
  • Issa Laye Thiaw. La religiosité Seereer, avant et pendant leur Islamisation." Dans: Ethiopiques, No. 55 (1992)[3]

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  1. ^ (French) Enracinement et Ouverture. Plaidoyer pour le dialogue interreligieux, Colloque à la Fondation Konrad Adenauer, Dakar, 23 et 24 juin 2009, p. 4 [1]
  2. ^ The Temple for women initiates: An alternative religious and cultural institution. Fatou K. Camara. University of Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
  3. ^ János Riesz, Papa Samba Diop, Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink, Ute Fendler, Christoph Vatter. Littératures et sociétés africaines, p483. Gunter Narr Verlag, 2001. ISBN 3-8233-5854-5