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Title

Reevaluating Zulu religion: An Afrocentric analysis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Department/School

African American Studies

Abstract

Through a brief overview of Zulu history and traditions, this article, committed to reevaluating traditional Zulu social patterns, questions the European interpretations of Zulu people’s system of beliefs and religious and spiritual concepts. From an Afrocentric critical reading of major works by three European authors (Callaway, Hexham, and Berglund), this study is an attempt to trace the spiritual African heritage of the Zulus back to the ancient Kemetic concepts. Rather than insisting on the attribution of Christian and Muslin traditions to the Southern African indigenous peoples, this article aims at showing the inconsistency of such attributions vis-à-vis the human being’s responsibility that underlies the holistic cosmogony of every African

Link to Published Version

doi:10.1177/0021934704263127