2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

RELI 20513 Africa and the African Diaspora: History, Religion, and Culture

Building on RELI 20503, this class examines West African religious traditions, the 'involuntary diaspora' to the New World, as well as 'creole' religions and culture within the Caribbean. It concludes with an account of the rise of the African Independent Churches; the place of women in North African Islam; the presence of Rastafari in Ghana, and the continuing clash of traditional African and Western cultures.