African Gods and African gods
Patrick J. Ryan, in Jour-
nal of Religion in Africa (vol. 11, no. 3, and African gods 1980), E. J. Brill, Oudi Rijn 33a-35,
Leiden, The Netherlands.
When North African Muslims first ventured into black West Africa around AD. 1000, they were appalled that the natives seemed to wor- ship many gods. About 500 years later, Christian explorers were simi- larly dismayed. Only in this century have anthropologists recognized the region's long tradition of belief in a single Supreme Being, reports Ryan,...