When women are central to African religious history: On power, prophecy, and memory

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This article examines the centrality of women's voices in Robert Baum's West Africa's Women of God, where African women emerge as prophetic figures and leaders in their regions, shaping both the political and religious scenes under colonial France. By recovering these women's stories, Baum is able to show how the colonial authority systemically attempted to discount the leadership and prophetic powers of these women, constraining them to private space and to rigid gender roles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-133
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Africana Religions
Volume6
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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prophecy
history
West Africa
gender role
god
Prophecy
Africa
Religious History
France
leadership
leader
Colonies

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Religious studies

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When women are central to African religious history : On power, prophecy, and memory. / Marouan, Maha.

In: Journal of Africana Religions, Vol. 6, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 130-133.

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