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By Israel Kamudzandu

“Father Abraham had many sons . . .” So is going the refrain that the Shona humans discovered from eu missionaries as a part of the wider adventure of colonization that they percentage with different African peoples. steered to desert their ancestors and embody Christianity, the Shona as an alternative engaged in a fancy and ambiguous negotiation of ancestral myths, tradition, and power.

Israel Kamudzandu explores this legacy, exhibiting how the Shona present in the determine of Abraham himself a effective source for cultural resistance, and makes fascinating comparisons with the methods the apostle Paul used an analogous determine in his interplay with the ancestry of Aeneas in imperial myths of the future of the Roman humans. the result's a groundbreaking research that mixes the simplest tradition-historical insights with postcolonial-critical acumen. Kamudzandu bargains finally a version of multi-cultural Christianity solid within the event of postcolonial Zimbabwe.

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