oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Hot meetings and hard kraals: African biblewomen in Transvaal Methodism, 1924-60

Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



At least since Mia Brandel-Syrier memorably descriptionbed the female prayer unions or manyanos as ""the oldest, largest and most enduring and cohesive"" of all African organisations in South Africa, the group zeal of African Christian women, right across the various denominations, has increasingly been recognised as a significant indigenous spiritual initiative of long standing.

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