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Ethnic patriotism and the East African Revival : a history of dissent, c.1935-1972

By: Peterson, Derek R.

Part of the African Studies series
1107636965 / 9781107636965
Paperback
967.603
20/03/2014
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England
368 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white).
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Reprint. Originally published: 2012.

Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival shows how, in the era of African political independence, cosmopolitan Christian converts struggled with East Africa's patriots over the definition of culture and community.

The book traces the history of the East African Revival, an evangelical movement that spread through much of eastern and central Africa.

Its converts offered a subversive reading of culture, disavowing their compatriots and disregarding their obligations to kin.

They earned the ire of East Africa's patriots, who worked to root people in place as inheritors of ancestral wisdom.

This book casts religious conversion in a new light: not as an inward reorientation of belief, but as a political action that opened up novel paths of self-narration and unsettled the inventions of tradition.

BIC:

1HFG East Africa, 3JJ 20th century, HBJH African history, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, HRCX7 Christian mission & evangelism

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