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West Africa's women of God : Alinesitoué and the Diola prophetic tradition

Author: Robert M Baum
Publisher: Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, [2016]
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Named Person: Aline Sitoe Diatta
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Baum
ISBN: 9780253017673 025301767X 9780253017888 0253017882
OCLC Number: 932381962
Description: x, 301 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Prophets, gender, and religious change among the Diola of Senegambia --
The Diola: an ethnographic introduction --
Koonjaen, Felupe, and Diola prophets in precolonial Senegambia --
Women prophets, colonization, and the creation of community shrines of Emitai, 1890-1913 --
Prophetism at the peak of colonial rule, 1914-1939 --
Alinesitoué Diatta and the crisis of the war years, 1939-1944 --
The prophetic teachings of Alinesitoué, her successors, and a contested Diola prophetic tradition.
Responsibility: Robert M. Baum.

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