african muslims

Senegal: School of Knocks

Some Quranic teachers in Senegal have turned an ancient tradition into a modern form of slavery Photographs by Mario Cruz Text by Mirren Gidda In cities and towns throughout Senegal, tens of thousands of boys, some as young as 5, are imprisoned in Quranic schools known as daaras. Every day they take to the streets, where they beg for up to eight hours,

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