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Women of the Diaspora Within: the Masowe Apostles
Women and Religion in African Diaspora, University of Princeton WRAD Project, Johns Hopkins Press (2006)
  • Isabel Mukonyora
Abstract
This paper argues for the development of a multi-dimensional concept of the "diaspora" to encompass experiences of reality in more recent histories of conflict. It is shown how a specifically African quest for a redemption through journeying and enacting rituals in peripheral places makes the "diaspora" a word more complex than traditional scholarship on the African Diaspora suggests. Masowe Apostles confront us with ways of thinking and acting in religious communities where diaspora means more than slaves being scattered abroad; but also the fragmentation of cultures, displacement, marginality and oppression in more recent histories of conflict in sub-Saharan Africa.
Keywords
  • Diaspora within,
  • Masowe Apostles,
  • women,
  • healing
Disciplines
Publication Date
2006
Editor
Marie Griffiths and Barbara Savage
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press
Series
WRAD
ISBN
0-8018-8370-9
Citation Information
Isabel Mukonyora. "Women of the Diaspora Within: the Masowe Apostles" 2006BaltimoreWomen and Religion in African Diaspora, University of Princeton WRAD Project, Johns Hopkins Press (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/isabel_mukonyora/4/