Islam Christianity and African Identity
An in depth examination of the influence of Christianity and Islam on
traditional African society and values, and a thorough analysis of
contemporary inherited three different traditions: the native African,
the Arab-Islamic, and the Euro- Western Christian. Professor Nyang
argues that traditional Africans shared a community of values which
defined their attitudes toward life, self, history, and community. He believes that the penetration of Islam has had certain positive and
negative consequences for the African peoples.