Publications

( Update in progress )

 

Bruder E. And Parfitt, T. eds. (2012) African Zion: Studies in Black Judaism (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)

Bruder E. “Identites Juives contemporaines en Afrique de l’Ouest: une conséquence des routes caravanières au Moyen Age?” in Graeco- Arabica 11 (2011) Institut for Graeco- Oriental and African Studies: Heraklion)

Bruder E. “The Descendants of David’ of Madagascar: Crypto-Judaism in Twentieth Century Africa” in Race, Color, Identity: Rethinking Discourses about “Jews” in the 21st Century, edited by Efraim Sicher, New York: Berghahn Books (forthcoming 2013).

Bruder E. “Tracing the Hebraic-Judaic Origins of the Beit Avraham of Kechene (Ethiopia),” Journal of Jewish Studies (forthcoming 2014).

Bruder, Edith.The Black Jews of Africa: Identity, Religion, History, New York, Oxford University Press, 2008.

Bruder, Edith. “Constructions d’identités juives en Afrique sub-saharienne″ (Constructions of Jewish Identities in Sub-Saharan Africa) in Juifs et Noirs, du mythe à la réalité, Paris, Pardes, 2008.

Bruder, Edith.“Tribus perdues d’Israël en Afrique″ (Lost Tribes of Israel in Africa) in Juifs et Noirs, du mythe à la réalité, Paris, Pardes, 2008.

Bruder, Edith.”Noirs et Juifs: Les Black Jews aux Etats Unis, Genèse d ‘un mouvement judaïsant au 20ème siècle” (Blacks and Jews : Black Jews in the United States – Genesis of a Judaizing Movement in the 20th Century) in Diasporas, Histoire et Sociétés 9 (2006), CNRS, France, pp. 207-221.

Bruder, Edith. “Sur les traces des Tribus perdues d’Israël en Afrique, Juifs Africains du XXI siècle » in Religions et Histoire, September-October, 2009.

Bruder, Edith. “The Beit Avraham of Kechene: The Emergence of a New Jewish Community in Ethiopia”, in Beta Israel: the Jews of Ethiopia and Beyond. History, Identity, Borders. Venice, Cafoscarina, 2011, pp. 181-196.

Bruder, Edith.“The Igbo Jews of Nigeria, A Collective Jewish identity in Twentieth-Century Africa”. (Forthcoming 2010)

Dorman Jacob. Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013)

Gampiot, Aurelien. Kimbanguism as a migrants’ religion in Europe”, in Christianity in Africa and the African Diaspora. The Appropriation of a Scattered Heritage, edited by Afe Adogame, Roswith Gerloff, Klaus Hock, London/New York: Continuum international, 2008, pp. 304-313.

Gampiot, Aurelien. “Les Kimbanguistes en Europe: d’une génération à l’autre”, in Archives des Sciences sociales des Religions n°143, July-September 2008, pp. 111-128.

Gampiot, Aurelien. “Les Juifs africains et antillais en région parisienne,” (African and West Indian Jewish converts in the Paris metropolitan area) to be published in the proceedings of the conference “Religions sans frontières” organized by the GSRL-CNRS (CNRS Paris editions) in December 2011.

Gampiot, Aurelien. “Being a Black convert to Judaism in France,” to be published in the proceedings of the conference “Converts as Commuters: Conversions in the Mediterranean World” organized by Olivier Roy and Nadia Marzouki (“Islam and Nationalism” series, Palgrave-MacMillan) by Spring/Fall 2012.

Gampiot, Aurelien. Kimbanguisme et Identité noire, Paris, France : L’Harmattan, 2004.

Gampiot, Aurelien. Les Kimbanguistes en France. Expression messianique d’une Eglise africaine en contexte migratoire. Paris, France: L’Harmattan, February 2010.

Harnischfeger, Johannes. Igbo Nationalism and Biafra; Afrikanistik Online, www.afrikanistik-online.de/archiv/2011/3042.

Harnischfeger, Johannes. “Visualizing the Power of Deities. Spiritual Warfare in Igboland, Southeast Nigeria” in: Anne Storch (ed.), Perception of the Invisible. Religion, Historical Semantics and the Role of Perceptive Verbs. Köln: Köppe ( 2010): 81–93.

Harnischfeger, Johannes. ‘Balance of Terror’. Rival Militias and Vigilantes in Nigeria; Afrikanistik Online, www.afrikanistik-online.de/archiv/2008/1756/.

Harnischfeger, Johannes. Democratization and Islamic Law. The Sharia Conflict in Nigeria. Frankfurt/New York: Campus, 2008.

Harnischfeger, Johannes. State Decline and the Return of Occult Powers. The Case of Prophet Eddy in Nigeria; Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft 1 (1) (2006): 56–78.

Lange, Dierk 2009, “Biblical patriarchs from a pre-canonical source mentioned in the D3w1n of Kanem-Bornu (Lake Chad region)”, Zeitschrift für Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 121, 4, 588-598.

Lange, Dierk 2009, “An Assyrian successor state in West Africa: the ancestral kings of Kebbi as ancient Near Eastern rulers”, Anthropos 104, 359-382.

Lange, Dierk 2008, “Islamic feedback or ancient Near Eastern survivals? – A reply to David Henige”, Paideuma 54, 253-264.

Lange, Dierk 2006, “The Mune-Symbol as the Ark of the Covenant between Duguwa and Sefuwa in ancient Kanem”, Borno Museum Society Newsletter, 66-67, 15-25.

Lange, Dierk 2006, “Das Überleben der kanaanäischen Kultur in Schwarzafrika: Totenkultbünde bei den Yoruba und in Ugarit” (Survival of Canaanite culture in sub-Saharan Africa: Cults of death among the Yoruba and at Ugarit), Studi e Materiali di Storia delle Religioni 72, 2, 303-345.

Lange, Dierk 2005, “Die Egungun bei den Yoruba und in Ugarit (Syrien). Ein Beitrag der Ethnologie zur Altorientalistik” (Egungun among the Yoruba and at Ugarit, Syria. An ethnological contribution to ancient Near Eastern Studies), in: K. Geisenhainer and K. Lange (eds.), Bewegliche Horizonte. Festschrift für Bernhard Streck, Leipzig, Universitätsverlag, 265-282.

Lange, Dierk 2004, Ancient Kingdoms of West Africa: Africa-Centred and Canaanite-Israelite Perspectives (A Collection of Published and Unpublished Studies in English and French), J. Röll, Dettelbach.

Lange, Dierk 2004, “Preservation of the Canaanite Creation Culture in Ife”, in: P. Probst und G. Spittler (eds.), Between Resistance and Expansion: Dimensions of Local Vitality in Africa (Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung n° 18); Münster, 125-157.

Lange, Dierk 2003, “Der Ursprung des Bösen: Neue Evidenzen aus Afrika, Kanaan und Israel” (The origin of evil: New evidence from Africa, Canaan and Israel), in: W. H. Ritter and J. Schlumberger (eds.), Das Böse in der Geschichte, Dettelbach, 1-27.

Lange, Dierk 1999, “Äthiopien im Kontext der semitischen Welt: Die Königin von Saba als kanaanäische Liebesgöttin” (Ethiopia in the context of the Semitic world: The Queen of Sheba as Canaanite goddess of love), in: H. P. Hahn and G. Spittler (eds.), Afrika und die Globalisierung, Münster, 269-277.

Lange, Dierk 1999, “Das hebräische Erbe der Yoruba, II: Israelitische Geschichte und kanaanäischer Kult” (Hebrew heritage of the Yoruba: II. Israelite history and Canaanite cult), Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 149, 79-144.

Lange, Dierk 1999, “Das kanaanäisch-israelitische Neujahrsfest der Hausa” (The New Year festival of the Canaanites-Israelites), in: M. Kropp and A. Wagner (eds.), Schnittpunkt Ugarit, Frankfurt/M., 109-162.

Lange, Dierk 1997, “Das hebräische Erbe der Yoruba: I. Ursprungssagen, Schöpfungsmythen und Festrituale” (Hebrew heritage of the Yoruba: I. Legends of origin, creation myths and festive rituals), Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 147, 79-138.

Magdel LeRoux, 2003 A lost tribe of Israel in southern Africa? The case of the Lemba. Pretoria: University of South Africa Press.

Magdel LeRoux, 2006 ‘Africa interprets the Old Testament’: The Lemba, the People of the Book in Southern Africa. Analecta Bruxellensia 10/11, 51-68. (La Bible en Afrique). Jaarboek van de Universitaire Faculteit voor Protestanse Godgeleerdheid te Brussel.

Magdel LeRoux, 1997 African ‘Jews’ for Jesus. A preliminary investigation into the Semitic origins and missionary initiatives of some Lemba communities in Southern Africa. Missionalia 25 (4), 493-510.

Magdel LeRoux, 1999 ‘Lost tribes in Africa’. Some observations on Judaising movements in Africa with specific reference to the Lemba in Southern Africa. Religion & Theology 6 (2), 11-139.

Magdel LeRoux, 2000 Co-author with Thomas, M G; Parfitt, T; Skorecki, K; Bradman, N & Goldstein D B. Y-chromosomes travelling south: The Cohen Modal Haplotype and the origins of the Lemba – the ‘Black Jews of southern Africa’. American Journal of Human Genetics 66 (2), 674-686.

Magdel LeRoux, 2000 Transmission of tradition through song, recitation and prayer in Lemba communities. Exchange. Journal for missiological and ecumenical research 29 (4), 331-352.

Magdel LeRoux, 2003 In search of the origins of the merchants of Sena. Religion & Theology 10 (1), 24-50.

Magdel LeRoux, 2004 Cohaniem travelling South. The Queen of Sheba in Ethiopian and Lemba tradition. Journal for Semitics 13 (1), 59-81.

Magdel LeRoux, 2004 Lemba religion. Ancient Judaism or evolving Lemba tradition? Religion & Theology 11 (3 & 4), 313-330.

Magdel LeRoux, 2005 African light on the New Moon ceremony. Old Testament Essays 18 (2), 281-295.

Magdel LeRoux, 2006 The Lemba, the ‘People of the Book’ in Southern Africa. Old Testament Essays 19 (2), 548-557.

Magdel LeRoux, 2008 Ancient Near Eastern Influence in sub-Saharan Africa. Ekklesiastos Pharos 90 N.S. 19, 1-20.

Magdel LeRoux, 2009 Ngoma lungundu: An African Ark of the Covenant. Old Testament Essays 22 (1), 102-125.

Daniel Lis (under revision for Jewish Culture and History). Alliances of “African Jews” As A Means of Overcoming Exile In The “Holy Land”? Ethiopian Jews and Bnei Igbo In Israel. Josef Hadane’s Visit to The Igbo-Jewish Community In Tel Aviv 2007. Proceedings of the Sosteje (Society for the Study of Ethiopian Jewry) conference „100 Years since the Establishment of The Pro-Falasha Committee In Florence, Italy“. 7-10 October 2007, Florence, Italy.

Daniel Lis. Nigerianische Igbos und das Rätsel um ihre Identität (Nigerian Igbos and the riddle of their Identity). Jüdische Kulturbühne, 2009, 10. / 11. Jahrgang Nr. 2 (08) / Nr. 1 (09)

Daniel Lis. Nigerianische Igbos in der Schweiz und “die Jüdische Frage” (Nigerian Igbos in Switzerland and the “Jewish Question”). Bulletin der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Judaistische Forschung (2008), Nr. 17. Suplement to JUDAICA Nr. 5.

Daniel Lis. A Haredi Igbo Wedding in Jerusalem. Kulanu (2006), 13 (4): S.1, S. 8

Daniel Lis. The journey of a Swiss-Israeli Anthropologist to Nigeria. Kulanu, (2006)13 (2): S.1, S. 5, S. 8.

Filmography: Daniel Lis. Are the Igbos Jews? Two Jews, Three Opinions. 2009 35min Eng subt., spoken languages: English, Hebrew, Igbo)

Miles William S. The Jews of Nigeria: An Afro-Judaic Odyssey. (Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2013).

William F.S. Miles. “Among the Jubos” During the Festival of Lights.” Transition. An International Review (W.E.B. DuBois Center, Harvard University) 105 (2011), pp. 30-45.

William F.S. Miles. Book review of Edith Bruder”s The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity and Richard Hull’s Jews and Judaism in African History. In African Studies Quarterly 11:2-3 (2010), pp. 153-155.

William F.S. Miles. “Jewish in Muslim Black Africa: Reflections on the Mazrui-Habtu Debate.” Issue: A Journal of Opinion {African Studies Association} 15 (1987), pp. 45-48.

William F.S. Miles. “Black African Muslim in the Jewish State: Lessons of Colonial Nigeria for Contemporary Jerusalem.” Issue: A Journal of Opinion {African Studies Association} 25 (1997), pp. 39-42.

William F.S. Miles. “The Rabbi’s Well: A Case Study in the Micropolitics of Foreign Aid in Muslim West Africa.” African Studies Review 51:1 (2008), pp. 41-57.

William F.S. Miles “Post-Genocide Survivorship in Rwanda” [with special reference to the Shoah]. Bridges: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theology, Philosophy, History, and Science 9 (2002), pp. 171-193.

William F.S. Miles “Third World views of the Holocaust” [with special reference to Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa] Journal of Genocide Research 6:3 (2004), pp. 371-393.

William F.S. Miles “The Nazi Holocaust and the Rwandan Genocide. The politics of comparison.” Journal of Genocide Research 5 (2003), pp. 131-135; also, guest editor of “Round Table” articles, pp. 135-148.

William F.S. Miles “Hamites and Hebrews: problems in ‘Judaizing’ the Rwandan Genocide.” Journal of Genocide Research 2 (2000), pp. 107-115.

William F.S. Miles “Israel’s Religious Vote in Comparative Perspective: an Africanist Analysis.” Israel Affairs 16:1 (2010), pp. 179-200.

William F.S. Miles.”Sweeter than Sweet” [on Jewish and African mourning rites]. Moment. A conversation on Jewish culture, politics, and religion 26:6 (December 2001), p. 48.

William F.S. Miles .”Out of Egypt” Moment [on Hausa perceptions of Jews]. A conversation on Jewish culture, politics, and religion 26:4 (June 2001), pp. 36-7.

William F.S. Miles. Book review of John Hunwick’s Jews of a Saharan Oasis: Elimination of the Tamantit Community. In The International Journal of African Historical Studies 39:3 (2006), pp. 511-512.

Parfitt, Tudor (2008) The Lost Ark of the Covenant: The Remarkable Quest for the Legendary Ark. London/New York: Harper Collins.

Parfitt, Tudor and Egorova, Y. (2005) Genetics, Mass Media, and Identity: A Case Study of the Genetic Research on the Lemba and Bene Israel. London: Routledge.

Parfitt , Tudor and Trevisan-Semi, E., eds. (2005) The Jews of Ethiopia: the birth of an élite. London: Routledge.

Parfitt, Tudor (2002) The Lost Tribes of Israel: the History of a Myth. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.

Parfitt , Tudor and Trevisan Semi, E. (2002) Judaising Movements: Studies in the Margins of Judaism. London: Routledge Curzon.

Parfitt, Tudor (2000) Journey to the Vanished City: the Search for a Lost Tribe of Israel. New York: Ramdon House.

Parfitt , Tudor and Trevisan-Semi, Emanuela, eds. (1999) The Beta Israel in Ethiopia and Israel: Studies on the Ethiopian Jews. London: Curzon

Kaplan, Steven and Parfitt, Tudor and Trevisan-Semi, Emanuela, eds. (1995) Between Africa and Zion: proceedings of the First International Congress of the Society for the Study of Ethiopian Jewry. Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute.

Parfitt, Tudor (1987) The thirteenth gate : travels among the Lost Tribes of Israel. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Parfitt, Tudor (1987) The Jews of Africa and Asia: contemporary anti-Semitism and other pressures. London: Minority Rights Group.

Parfitt, Tudor (1985) Operation Moses: the untold story of the secret exodus of the Falasha Jews from Ethiopia. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.

Kessler, David and Parfitt, Tudor (1985) The Falashas: the Jews of Ethiopia. London: Minority Rights Group.

Trevisan Semi, Emanuela. Jacques Faitlovitch and the Jews of Ethiopia,
Vallentine Mitchell, London, 2007.

Trevisan Semi, Emanuela. Judaising Movements, London, Routledge-Curzon, 2002 (co-author Tudor Parfitt)

S.Kaplan, T.Parfitt, E.Trevisan Semi (eds.), Between Africa and Zion.
Proceedings of the first International Congress of the Society for the
Study of Ethiopian Jewry, Jerusalem, Ben Zvi Institute, 1995, pp. 257.

T. Parfitt and E. Trevisan Semi (eds.), The Beta Israel in Ethiopia and
Israel: Studies on the Ethiopian Jews, London, Curzon Press, 1999, pp.
304.

T. Parfitt and E. Trevisan Semi (eds), Jews of Ethiopia: the Birth of
an Elite, London and New York, Curzon Press, 2005, pp.214