West Africa's Women of God: Alinesitoue and the Diola Prophetic Tradition

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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 ...

West Africa's Women of God: Alinesitoue and the Diola Prophetic Tradition 2015, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253017673

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West Africa's Women of God: Alinesitoue and the Diola Prophetic Tradition 2015, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253017888

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