Dr. Gerard van de Bruinhorst is a cultural anthropologist, Arabist and librarian and is currently working as an information specialist at the African Studies Centre in Leiden. He earned a PhD after defending a thesis on Islamic discourse and animal sacrifices in Tanzania. His research interests include Islam in Africa, Islamic media, rituals and book publishing. His most recent publication is “"I didn't want to write this": the social embeddedness of translating moonsighting verses of the Qur'an into Swahili” which appeared in Journal of Qur’anic Studies 17, no. 3 (2015): 38-74.
"I didn't want to write this" : the social embeddedness of translating moonsighting verses of the Qur'an into Swahili(2015)
Changing Criticism of Swahili Qur’an Translations: The Three ‘Rods of Moses'(2013)
- Raise your voices and kill your animals: Islamic discourses on the Idd el-Hajj and sacrifices in Tanga (Tanzania) : authoritative texts, ritual practices and social identities (2007)