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Religion, State and Society in Contemporary Africa

Nigeria, Sudan, South Africa, Zaire and Mozambique


Austin Ahanotu

The history of religions in contemporary Africa is not just history. It is, in fact, political history. This theme of the religious metaphor in the engagement of power relations is impressively illuminated in this thoroughly researched collection of essays on religion, state and society in contemporary Africa.
The Editor: Austin M. Ahanotu is Professor of History at California State University at Stanislaus. His teaching experience also includes several years of teaching African history and religious studies in Nigeria. He received his B.A. in History and Political Science from Berea College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of California in Los Angeles. Professor Ahanotu has done additional historical studies at Yale, Berkeley and Duke under the auspices of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has published in professional journals and has contributed chapters on contemporary Nigerian ethnic and religious experiences in Studies in Southern Nigerian History and in The Terrible Meek: Essays on Religion and Revolution respectively.