Books in this series examine the diverse religious traditions that are practiced by African people on the continent and in the diaspora.
Themes explored will include indigenous African religions, Christianity, Islam, religion in everyday life, syncretic religions, and religion in social, economic and political context, religion and ethnicity, religious institutions, new religious movements, spirituality, religious history, gender and sexuality and religion.
To submit a proposal for this series please contact Routledge African Studies editor Helena Hurd, [email protected]
By Tenson Muyambo, Fortune Sibanda, Ezra Chitando
October 17, 2023
This book analyses the role of religion during the COVID- 19 pandemic and vaccination rollout in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe was listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of thirteen African countries to have fully vaccinated more than 10% of its population against COVID- 19 by the end of ...
By Fortune Sibanda, Tenson Muyambo, Ezra Chitando
September 25, 2023
This book investigates the role of religion in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in Southern Africa. Building on a diverse range of methodologies and disciplinary approaches, the book reflects on how religion, politics and health have interfaced in Southern African contexts, when faced with the ...
By Ezra Chitando, Lovemore Togarasei, Joram Tarusarira
August 01, 2023
This book explores religion-regime relations in contemporary Zimbabwe to identify patterns of co-operation and resistance across diverse religious institutions. Using co-operation and resistance as an analytical framework, the book shows how different religious organisations have interacted with ...
By Ibrahim Abraham
May 31, 2023
This book explores the relationship between race and class among middle-class Christians in South Africa. The book provides a theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich study of middle-class Christians in contemporary South Africa, as they seek to live good lives and build a good society. ...
By Yahya Sseremba
May 16, 2023
This book investigates the ways in which the war on terror has transformed the postcolonial state in Africa. Taking American intervention in Islamic education in Uganda as the entry point, the book demonstrates how state control over Islamic truth production and everyday Muslim life has increased. ...
By Mattia Fumanti
December 30, 2022
This book focuses on Akan-speaking Ghanaians in London and explores in detail the experience of African migrants living in Britain, investigating how they construct their British citizenship through their membership of the church. Building on extensive ethnographic research in London and Ghana, the...
By Ezra Chitando, Ernst M. Conradie, Susan M. Kilonzo
May 13, 2022
This book interrogates the contributions that religious traditions have made to climate change discussions within Africa, whether positive or negative. Drawing on a range of African contexts and religious traditions, the book provides concrete suggestions on how individuals and communities of faith...
By Ezra Chitando
February 01, 2022
This book approaches perceptions of Robert Gabriel Mugabe within Zimbabwe and beyond during his period in power and towards the end of his time in government. The book examines how Mugabe became the focus of a thriving personality cult, studying the argument that Mugabe could ...
By Ibrahim Bitrus
May 14, 2020
Community and Trinity in Africa recasts the African tradition of community from a theological perspective. Ibrahim S. Bitrus explains the new Trinitarian hermeneutics of God as the fundamental framework for constructing an authentic African tradition of community. The book explores the tripartite ...
By Ezra Chitando
May 05, 2020
This book illustrates how religion and ideology were used by Robert Mugabe to ward off opposition within his own party, in Zimbabwe and from the West. An interdisciplinary line up of contributors argue that Mugabe used a calculated narrative of deification – presenting himself as a ...
By Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe
September 30, 2019
Contextualizing Eschatology in African Cultural and Religious Beliefs addresses the African consciousness and nuances of eschatological beliefs as part and parcel of the holistic African Indigenous worldviews within the context of the people's traditional heritage. The concept of eschatology is ...