The “Global Regions” section focuses on understanding how scholars outside of North America understand and practice their research in the field of religion and literature.

This page is still under research. When complete, it will focus on representing Africa-based scholarship, theory, and methodology.


Adogame, Afe. “Editorial: Religion in African Literary Writings.” Studies in World Christianity. Special issue on Religion in African Literary Writings, vol.16, no. 1, 2010, pp.1-5.

Amenga-Etego, Rose Mary and Rosetta R. Ross, eds. Unraveling and Reweaving Sacred Canon in Africana Womanhood. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015.

Biobaku, S. Religion in Contemporary African Literature. Ndola: C.C.S., 1966.

Bourget, Carine. The Star, the Cross, and the Crescent: Religions and Conflicts in Francophone
Literature from the Arab World
. Lanham, MD, 2010.

Déjeux, Jean. Le Sentiment religieux dans la littérature maghrébine de langue française. Paris:
L’Harmattan, 1986.

Deme, Mariam Konaté. Heroism and the Supernatural in the African Epic. New York:
Routledge, 2010.

Harrow, Kenneth, ed. Faces of Islam in African Literature. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1991.

Le Roux, Elizabeth and Mildred A.J. Ndeda, eds. Gender, Literature and Religion in Africa. Dakar, Senegal: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, 2005.

Marsh-Lockett, Carol P. and West, Elizabeth J., eds. Literary Expressions of African Spirituality. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013.

Mathuray, Mark. On the Sacred in African Literature: Old Gods and New Worlds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Salami-Boukari, Safoura A. African Literature: Gender Discourse, Religious Values, and the
African Worldview
. New York, NY: African Heritage Press, 2012.

Scott, Jamie S. And the Birds Began to Sing: Religion and Literature in Post-Colonial Cultures.
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Brill/Rodopi, 1996.

Umezinwa, Wilberforce A. La Religion dans la littérature africaine: Etude sur Mongo Beti,
Benjamin Matip et Ferdinand
. Kinshasa: Presses univ. du Zaire, 1975.

Waigi Ng’ang’a, Abraham. African Theology and African Literature: A Theological Critique of Wole Soyinka’s Aesthetic Framework for Reconstitiuting African Life and Thought. 2015. Akropong, PhD Disssertation.