West Africa's Women of God Hardback

Alinesitoue and the Diola Prophetic Tradition

by Robert M Baum;

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West Africa's Women of God

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West Africa s Women of God examines the history of direct revelation from Emitai, the Supreme Being, which has been central to the Diola religion from before European colonization to the present day. Robert M. Baum charts the evolution of this movement from its origins as an exclusively male tradition to one that is largely female. He traces the response of Diola to the distinct challenges presented by conquest, colonial rule, and the post-colonial era. Looking specifically at the work of the most famous Diola woman prophet, Alinesitoue, Baum addresses the history of prophecy in West Africa and its impact on colonialism, the development of local religious traditions, and the role of women in religious communities."

West Africa's Women of God by Robert M Baum was published by Indiana University Press in November 2015. The ISBN for West Africa's Women of God is 9780253017673.

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Details for West Africa's Women of God

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherIndiana University Press (November 2015)
Number of Pages306
Thickness19 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4326369
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