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Down by the Riverside: Readings in African American Religion (Religion, Race, and Ethnicity)

Posted: 21/12/2012

Down by the Riverside provides an expansive introduction to the development of African American religion and theology. Spanning the time of slavery up to the present, the volume moves beyond Protestant Christianity to address a broad diversity of African American religion from Conjure, Orisa, and...

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African Christianity: An African Story

Posted: 21/12/2012

This book is designed as a textbook for use in seminaries, Bible colleges and universities that have sprouted with vigor in Africa. It is ideologically driven to build a group of church historians who will tell the story of African Christianity, not Christianity in Africa, as an African story, by...

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I Laugh So I Won't Cry: Kenya's Women Tell The Story Of Their Lives

Posted: 21/12/2012

In I Laugh So I Won’t Cry, Kenya’s women tell their stories of love, struggle, happiness, and tragedy in their own words. I Laugh strikes a balance between intimate acquaintance and a comprehensive view. In-depth portraits allow readers to know a diverse selection of women intimately. ...

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Death and the Invisible Powers: The World of Kongo Belief

Posted: 21/12/2012

"[Bockie's] description of Kongo culture is vivid, beautifully clear, and absolutely authentic, as only a native could make it.... I don't know of anything of its kind that is both as good, ethnographically, and as readable." —Wyatt MacGaffey"Simon Bockie has written an engaging...

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Imperium in Imperio (Modern Library Classics)

Posted: 21/12/2012

Self-published in 1899 and sold door-to-door by the author, this classic African-American novel—a gripping exploration of oppression, miscegenation, exploitation, and black empowerment—was a major bestseller in its day. The dramatic story of a conciliatory black man and a mulatto nati...

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I Am That Child: Changing Hearts and Changing the World

Posted: 21/12/2012

What happens when three American women put their faith into action in a developing nation? In I Am That Child, Episcopal priest Elizabeth Geitz proves that cross-cultural relationships among people of faith can change our world one person at a time. Geitz welcomes readers to join her pilgrimage t...

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Rebel between Spirit and Law: Ahmad Zarruq, Sainthood, and Authority in Islam

Posted: 21/12/2012

This book examines the authority of saints in Islam and their ability to build communities among Muslims in North Africa. It analyzes the power generated in religious communities through their allegiance to saints, a power usually identified with the term "Sufism." In the late 15th and 16th centu...

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African Ceremonies

Posted: 21/12/2012

As the preeminent art-book publisher in America, Abrams has many stunning and impressive titles for gift giving. From these, we have chosen several absolutely fabulous volumes, in the oversize coffee-table book tradition, that are sure to dazzle any gift recipient.

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The Fortunes of Wangrin

Posted: 21/12/2012

The Fortunes of WangrinAmadou Hampaté Bâ [note special accents on the "e" in Hampate and "a" Ba not correctly reproduced here—see ms.]Translated by Aina Pavolini Taylor with an Introduction by F. Abiola IreleWinner of the Grand Prix Litteraire de l'Afrique Noire "I think this is ...

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The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison (Modern Library Classics)

Posted: 21/12/2012

Compiled, edited, and newly revised by Ralph Ellison’s literary executor, John F. Callahan, this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes posthumously discovered reviews, criticism, and interviews, as well as the essay collections Shadow and Act (1964), hailed by Robert Penn Warren as &#x...

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