Featured Readings on Mormonism and Africa

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Alston, Booker T. “The Cumorah Baseball Club: Mormon Missionaries and Baseball in South Africa.” Journal of Mormon History 40, no. 3 (2014): 93-126.
Chibwe, Bunda. “The Community of Christ in Africa: My Experience and Observations.” Restoration Studies 11 (2010): 56-61.
Clark, Andrew. “The Fading Curse of Cain: Mormonism in South Africa.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 27, no. 4 (1994): 41-56.
Haws, J.B. “The Freeze and the Thaw: The LDS Church and the Stat of Ghana of the 1980s.” In The Worldwide Church: Mormonism as a Global Religion. BYU Religious Studies Center, 2016.
Hoyt, Amy. “Mormon Studies in Africa” Mormon Studies Review 6 (2019): 46-54.
Hurlbut, D. Dmitri. “The LDS Church and the Problem of Race: Mormonism in Nigeria, 1946–1978.” International Journal of African Historical Studies 51, no. 1 (2018): 1-16
Jenkins, Philip. “Letting Go: Understanding Mormon Growth in Africa.” Journal of Mormon History 35, no. 2 (2009): 1-25.
Mauss, Armand. “From Galatia to Ghana : The Racial Dynamic in Mormon History.” International Journal of Mormon Studies 6 (2013): 54-73.
Mosser, Carl. “Mormonism in Africa.” Haddington House Journal 17 (2015): 157-73.
Platt, Jennifer Brinkerhoff. “Sisters in Transition: Moving from the Buna Coffee Ritual to Relief Society.” In By Our Rites of Worship. BYU Religious Studies Center, 2013.
Stevenson, Russell W. ““We Have Prophetesses”: Mormonism in Ghana, 1964–79.” Journal of Mormon History 41, no. 3 (2015): 221-257.
Van Beek, Walter E.A. “Church Unity and the Challenge of Cultural Diversity: A View from across the Sahara.” In Directions for Mormon Studies in the Twenty-First Century. University of Utah, 2016.