All Muhammad, All the Time: Shaykh Ibrāhim Niāsse’s Prophetic Poetics of Praise in Three Treatises and Poems – Oludamini Ogunnaike


“Contemporary poet and scholar Joshua Bennett recently wrote, “If black studies is indeed the rewriting of knowledge itself, an ongoing critique of so-called Western civilization—as Wynter and Robinson and others remind us—then poetry will be absolutely essential. Like the field of black studies more broadly, the teaching of black poetry is not simply additive nor is it a niche concern. Historically poetry is at the center of black social and intellectual life.”