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Description - Religions in Contemporary Africa: An Introduction by Laura S. Grillo

Religions in Contemporary Africa is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the three main religious traditions on the African continent, African indigenous religions, Christianity and Islam. The book provides a historical overview of these important traditions and focuses on the roles they play in African societies today. It includes social, cultural and political case studies from across the continent on the following topical issues:

  • Witchcraft and modernity
  • Power and politics
  • Conflict and peace
  • Media and popular culture
  • Development
  • Human rights
  • Illness and health
  • Gender and sexuality

With suggestions for further reading, discussion questions, illustrations and a list of glossary terms this is the ideal textbook for students in religion, African studies and adjacent fields approaching this subject area for the first time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815365778
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 244
Imprint: CRC Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 10-Apr-2019
Country of Publication: United States

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