Scholars & Saints

Latter-day Saints & Mormon Studies in West Africa (feat. Amaechi Okafor)

August 22, 2022 Stephen Betts Episode 22
Scholars & Saints
Latter-day Saints & Mormon Studies in West Africa (feat. Amaechi Okafor)
Show Notes

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.