This course is an introduction to Islam in Africa in public life. It focusses on Islam as a discourse which is constituted through deliberation, exchange, and performances. It will demonstrate this constitution through key themes such as conversion, knowledge transmission, religious practices, economics, and reform. Each of these provide insights on how Muslims in Africa have experienced and contributed to the general discourse of Islam in contemporary times. The course will not be a full and exhausted account of Islam in Africa. The themes will be the guiding framework, with examples taken from regions, nation-states, and local contexts.