Category: African

  • Afrikaworld.net
    • Chidi Denis Isizoh's page of African religions.
  • Ancestors in Africa
    • An anthropological case study of how ancestors are treated and attitudes toward the dead by the Mambila people of Africa.
  • Conversion in African Traditional Religions
    • By Christopher I. Ejizu. This article describes aspects of conversion among indigenous African religions, including exchange of beliefs and conversion to missionary religions.
  • Cowries for Ojebeta and for the Yoruba
    • Cowries are tools of divination in Yoruba culture. The system of the sixteen cowries, practiced by both men and women, reveals the coming of any of five blessings or five evils, long life, money, marriage, children, and defeat of one's enemy or death, illness, fighting, the want of money, and loss.
  • Dogon Tribe
    • The Dogon are an ethnic group located mainly in the administrative districts of Bandiagara and Douentza in Mali, West Africa.
  • Drawing the Lines: The Right to Religion and Religious Crisis in Nigeria
    • This paper reflects on the ongoing friction between Nigerian Muslims and Christians, which was exacerbated by the recent Presidential elections that resulted in violence in the northern part of the country between these two religious groups. Primarily, the paper explores the relationship between the right to religion, which is protected in the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria and other international human rights instruments, and the continuing religious crisis in Nigeria.
  • Ifa: the Religion of the Yoruba Peoples
    • Yoruba refers to a group of cultures linked by a common language. They occupied an area bounded by the Niger River, and including what is now known as the Benin Republic, southwestern Nigeria, and part of Togo. They held a belief system in common: the Ifa religion.
  • Module Fourteen: Religion in Africa
    • Module Fourteen: Religion in Africa will introduce students to the rich and diverse tradition of religious belief and practice in Africa. This will be accomplished through the use of narrative, maps, and photographs.This module is comprised of four learning activities. Teachers may choose to teach the entire module or to select among the learning activities.
  • Religion in Africa
    • These course notes on Religion in Africa come from a course on Africa in the 19th century at St. Mary's University.
  • Religiously Remapped: Full Document
    • A country-by-country statistical report of the religious trends in Africa.
  • Religiously Remapped: Mapping Religious Trends in Africa
    • Extensive statistical and mapping data on Africa’s religious adherence trends.
  • Sharia Implementation In Northern Nigeria 1999-2006 A Sourcebook
    • A book by Phillip Ostien about the historical background and implementation of Islamic law (Sharia) in Northern Nigeria.
  • The Baganda
    • By John Roscoe, The Baganda: An Account of Their Native Customs and Beliefs, was first published in 1911 and is an account of the Baganda people of Uganda.
  • Yoruba Religion and Myth
    • The faiths of the Yoruba peoples of Western Nigeria vary significantly from one part of the region to another; the same deity may be male in one village and female in the next, or the characteristics of two gods may be embodied in a single deity in a neighboring region.