Spring 2022 Christianity and Islam in Africa
Black Studies, as BLST-210 | History, as HIST-210 | Religion, as RELI-220
Course (Login required) Faculty Olufemi O. Vaughan (Section 01) Description
(Offered as BLST 210 [A] HIST 210 [AF] and RELI 220) The course will examine the central role of Christianity and Islam in pre-colonial, colonial, and postcolonial African societies. Focusing on case studies from West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, and Southern Africa, course lectures will explore the following issues in African religious, social, and political history: Christianity, Islam, and African indigenous belief systems; Muslim reformist movements in West African societies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; mission Christianity and African societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; Christianity, Islam, and colonialism in Africa; Christianity, Islam, and politics in postcolonial African states.
Spring semester. Professor Vaughan.
Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: classroom discussions, debates, and intense reading. Students with documented disabilities who will require accommodations in this course should be in consultation with Accessibility Services and reach out to the faculty member as soon as possible to ensure that accommodations can be made in a timely manner.
Below are the textbooks used in this course, along with pricing information and availability at local bookstores. The price range shown is based upon queries to multiple online booksellers; click on the the price field to see detailed pricing information.
This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
9780190279868 Muslims beyond the Arab World: The Odyssey of Ajami and the Muridiyya (AAR Religion, Culture, and History) Oxford University Press Ngom, Fallou Amherst Books From $79.49-$183.95
9780192802484 African History: A Very Short Introduction Oxford University Press Parker, John - Rathbone, Richard Amherst Books From $6.06-$16.50
9780199790586 African Religions: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Oxford University Press Olupona, Jacob K. Amherst Books From $6.36-$18.94
9780230338661 Transnational Africa and Globalization Palgrave Macmillan Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome Amherst Books From $92.60-$181.75
9780299130244 Hausa Women in the Twentieth Century University of Wisconsin Press Catherine Coles and Beverly Mack Amherst Books From $9.89-$37.26
9780333550786 Legitimacy and the State in Twentieth-Century Africa (St Antony's Series) Palgrave Macmillan J.F. and Ian Espie Ajayi Amherst Books From $248.17-$251.13
9780571049462 The story of Nigeria Faber Crowder, Michael Amherst Books TBD
9780674050822 Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa Harvard University Press Kane, Ousmane Oumar Amherst Books From $32.88-$87.69
9780804774819 Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law Stanford University Press Margot Badran Amherst Books From $6.65-$117.85
9780815624066 Muslim Hausa Women in Nigeria: Tradition and Change (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East) Syracuse Univ Pr Barbara J. Callaway Amherst Books From $28.46-$44.49
9780822362272 Religion and the Making of Nigeria (Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People) Duke University Press Books Vaughan, Olufemi Amherst Books From $22.41-$39.49
9781349341719 West African Migrations: Transnational and Global Pathways in a New Century Palgrave Macmillan Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome Amherst Books From $92.60-$124.95
9781556439261 Somalis in Maine: Crossing Cultural Currents (Io Series) North Atlantic Books Kimberly Huisman Amherst Books From $5.57-$31.10
9781580464901 Nigerian Pentecostalism (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora) (Volume 62) University of Rochester Press Wariboko, Nimi Amherst Books From $88.21-$168.92
These books are available locally at
Amherst Books. Offerings 2022-23:
Spring 2023 Other years:
, Spring 2024