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Title:Rastafari, African Hebrews and black Muslims: Return 'home' movements in Ghana
Author:Dovlo, Elom
Year:2002
Periodical:Exchange: Bulletin of Third World Christian Literature
Volume:31
Issue:1
Pages:2-22
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:Christianity
Judaism
Islam
African religions
diasporas
Link:https://doi.org/10.1163/157254302X00308
Abstract:This paper examines religious movements that emerged in the African diaspora and have 'returned home' to Ghana. The discussion concentrates on three movements or communities: the Rastafari, the African Edenic Hebrew Foundation of Ghana and the Nation of Islam. Each of them bring to the country new dimensions of spirituality, political and social ideals based on the new sense of identity cultivated in the diaspora. The paper examines how these movements promote their identities and how these are accepted in Ghana as 'African' in the ongoing dialogue of identities between the African diaspora and continental Africa. The encounter is reviewed at the level of the State, the level of the established religions in Ghana (traditional religion, Islam and Christianity), and the level of ordinary people within the society. Notes, ref.
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