Latter-day Saints & Mormon Studies in West Africa (feat. Amaechi Okafor)
August 22, 2022
Hosted by Stephen Betts.
Amaechi Okafor, PhD Candidate in History at Concordia University, joins me to discuss his ethnographic fieldwork among Latter-day Saints in Nigeria. We discuss the high social costs of being a Latter-day Saint in Nigeria, cultural tensions between Indigenous African cultures and the US-based church, the positive effects of the church’s BYU-Pathway program, and the possibilities for an emergent West African Mormon Studies by and for Indigenes.