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Islamic Law in Africa by J. D. Anderson

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PREFACE TO THE 1970 EDITION

This book has been out of print since comparatively soon after its publication in 1955, and many requests have been made for a reprint or a new edition. For some years, indeed, I have intended to prepare a new edition as soon as circumstances might permit; but it would scarcely be possible to do this in any adequate way without another visit to all the countries concerned and a detailed study of any changes that have occurred, whether in the form of new legislation, administrative arrangements or decisions of the courts. And this is, I fear, impossible at present, or even in the foreseeable future.

The only alternatives are a partial and inadequate second edition or a reprint of the book in its existing form. On balance, ...

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