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African Apocalypse : The Story of Nontetha Nkwenkwe, a Twentieth-Century South African Prophet

African Apocalypse : The Story of Nontetha Nkwenkwe, a Twentieth-Century South African Prophet - 00 edition

African Apocalypse : The Story of Nontetha Nkwenkwe, a Twentieth-Century South African Prophet - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9780896802087

ISBN10: 0896802086

African Apocalypse : The Story of Nontetha Nkwenkwe, a Twentieth-Century South African Prophet by Robert R. Edgar and Hilary Sapire - ISBN 9780896802087
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Published: 2000
International: No
African Apocalypse : The Story of Nontetha Nkwenkwe, a Twentieth-Century South African Prophet by Robert R. Edgar and Hilary Sapire - ISBN 9780896802087

ISBN13: 9780896802087

ISBN10: 0896802086

Edition: 00

Summary

After the influenza epidemic of 1918 that killed thousands of people in Southern Africa, many revivalist movements sprouted, with prophets preaching resistance and reform. Nontetha, a middle-aged Xhosa woman, survived the flu and became one such prophet, experiencing visions that told her the epidemic was a punishment from God, leading her on a mission to reform her people. Edgar (African Studies, Howard U.), and Sapire (imperial and commonwealth history, Birkbeck College, U. of London) tell the story of this remarkable woman, while at the same time exploring issues of gender, Christianity, protest, and the social history of madness. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Author Bio

Robert R. Edgar is Professor of African Studies at Howard University. Hilary Sapire is Lecturer in Imperial and Commonwealth History at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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