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Politics of Religious Freedom$
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Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, and Saba Mahmood

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226248479

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.001.0001

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Traditional, African, Religious, Freedom?

Traditional, African, Religious, Freedom?

(p.89) Chapter Seven Traditional, African, Religious, Freedom?
Politics of Religious Freedom

Rosalind I. J. Hackett

University of Chicago Press

This essay describes the active resistance to both Christian and Islamic efforts in sub-Saharan Africa to exclude the indigenous religious traditions of Africa from legal protection. African traditional or indigenous religions are often not acknowledged as “religions” due to a lack of centralized structure and leadership. Hackett explores the legal prejudice African religious practitioners encounter both locally and internationally.

Keywords:   Africa, African traditional religion, indigenous religion, religious freedom

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