[PAST EVENT] Ancient Religion in Modern Times:   Ifa Divination in Contemporary  Afro-Atlantic Diaspora

October 9, 2017
12pm - 1:30pm
James Blair Hall, Room 206
250 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location

The Araba of Modakeke and Ayodeji Ogunnaike will discuss the complicated history of religions in Southwestern Nigeria in the 20th-century. During this time, the various encounters between orisa traditions, Islam, and Christianity shaped and redefined the fundamental notions of "religion," "politics," "public" and "private" spheres of life in profoundly influential ways. Our two guests will also comment on the current relationships and conflicts amongst Christians, Muslims, and practitioners of indigenous traditions, such as Ifa.