Religious Encounter and the Making of the Yoruba
In this magisterial book, J. D. Y. Peel contends that it is through their encounter with Christian missions in the mid-19th century that the Yoruba came to know themselves as a distinctive people. Peel's detailed study of the encounter is based on the rich archives of the Anglican Church Missionary Society, which contain the journals written by the African agents of mission, who, as the first generation of literate Yoruba, played a key role in shaping modern Yoruba consciousness. This distinguished book pays special attention to the experiences of ordinary men and women and shows how the process of Christian conversion transformed Christianity into something more deeply Yoruba.
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NARRATIVES OF RELIGION AND OF EMPIRE
YORUBALAND AT WAR
LIVING IN AN AGE OF CONFUSION
MAKING COUNTRY FASHION
THE MISSION AND THE POWERS
PREACHING THE WORD
ENGAGING WITH ISLAM
THE PATH TO CONVERSION
LEAF BECOMES SOAP
THE MAKING OF THE YORUBA
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