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The Angolan Apocalypse

The Angolan Apocalypse: Prophecies, Imaginaries and Political Contestations in Post-War Angola 2015. Social Sciences and Missions 28 (2015): 217-234. Link (Open Access). Abstract: In this article I explore some convergences between religious and political apocalyptic thinking, taking as case study the inauguration of the cathedral of the ‘Tokoist Church’ in…

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A Prophetic Trajectory

A PROPHETIC TRAJECTORY Ideologies of Place, Time and Belonging in an Angolan Religious Movement Ruy Llera Blanes “…a welcome and valuable study of contemporary Christianity and the circulation of religion and culture. It also adds to our crystallizing emphasis on history and memory as resources and constructions rather than sheer…

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The Life of a Religious Movement

The Life of a Religious Movement: Steps in a Trajectory Text originally published in Berghahn Books’ blog. 14 June 2014.   The Life of a Religious Movement: Steps in a Trajectory Ruy Blanes’ A Prophetic Trajectory follows the life of Simão Toko and the dissemination of the religious movement he…

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From Confusion to Irony in Angola

Da confusão à ironia: expectativas e legados da PIDE em Angola From confusion to Irony. Expectations and legacies of the PIDE in Angola Análise Social, 206, xlviii (1.º), 2013 Download article here. Info on full issue here. Neste artigo pretendo descrever alguns exemplos de dialéticas de repressão e resistência entre…

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Moral Circumscriptions

Moral circumscriptions: involuntary mobility, diaspora and ideological configurations in the Angolan Tokoist church Canadian Journal of African Studies / La Revue canadienne des études africaines Vol. 46, No. 3, December 2012, 367–380 Access article here. Résumé: Cet article propose un débat sur la relation entre la mobilite ́, la foi et…

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Unstable Biographies

Unstable Biographies. The Ethnography of Memory and Historicity in an Angolan Prophetic Movement History and Anthropology, 22: 1, 93 — 119 Access article here. This article won a prize from the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Portugal, for the internationalization of Portuguese social sciences. More info here. In this article I…

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