oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - African traditional religion and Christian identity in a group of Manyano leaders

Volume 32, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



Based on the oral testimonies of a group of leaders of Zulu-speaking Christian women's organisations (manyano) in Sobantu, Pietermaritzburg, this paper explores the interface between African traditional religion and Christianity. African culture remains an important part of the mental and cultural makeup of these women, however firmly rooted in Christian practice they may be. They all strive to combine the two legacies. Their oral testimonies show a remarkable intellectual and spiritual creativity.

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