AFRO 398

This course examines the diversity of Black religious life that emerges within the context of the absurd. It focuses our attention on the ways in which African Americans employ religion as the vehicle through which to dream of other worlds while resisting white supremacy and its religion. We will pay special attention to groups such as the Nation of Islam, Hebrew Israelites, Black Coptics, among others. Our quest in this course is to engage questions of Black Studies such as the human, the production of knowledge, and Afro-pessimism, through the lens of Diasporic Black religious imaginations.