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The Black Jews of AfricaHistory, Religion, Identity$
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Edith Bruder

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195333565

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.001.0001

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 African Jews in Western and Central Africa

 African Jews in Western and Central Africa

(p.133) 9 African Jews in Western and Central Africa
The Black Jews of Africa

Edith Bruder

Oxford University Press

This chapter surveys various groups in western and central Africa that self-proclaimed a Jewish identity. These include the Zakhor Jews of Timbuktu, Mali; the Igbo of Nigeria; the House of Israel of Ghana; the The Tutsi-Hebrews of Havilah; and the Cape Verde-Israel Friendship Society.

Keywords:   Africans, Zakhor Jews, Mali, Igbo Nigeria, House of Israel, Ghana, Tutsi, Hebrews, Havilah, Cape Verde-Israel Friendship Society

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