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Title:Weaving Sisterhood: Women African Theologians and Creative Writers
Authors:Chitando, AnnaISNI
Chitando, EzraISNI
Periodical:Exchange: Journal of Contemporary Christianities in Context
Geographic term:Africa
Christian theology
women writers
Religion and Witchcraft
Cultural Roles
Health, Nutrition, and Medicine
Equality and Liberation
External link:https://doi.org/10.1163/1572543053506310
Abstract:This paper shows that it is within the context of fighting for the integrity of African women and imagining a more promising future that African women theologians and creative writers meet. They share similar concerns and common traits, with most having attended mission schools. They are therefore familiar with the impact of Christianity on African identities. Their examination of patriarchal ideology and how it sustains itself through religion is illuminating. Acknowledging the spirituality of African people, African women theologians and creative writers have appropriated proverbs, myths and songs to express the need for a better world for the women of Africa. Leading African women theologians have utilized works by African women creative writers. This interface between African women's theology and creative writing has implications for African studies. Ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]