African Spirituality, Womanhood and Resistance/Liberation with Dr. Iyelli Ichile

Dr. Iyelli Ichile of Temple University joined us for this edition of Inside the SGJC Studio* to discuss her approach to African identity formation and spirituality.

*Inside the SGJC Studio is a new student-driven television project from the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University.

5 Comments on African Spirituality, Womanhood and Resistance/Liberation with Dr. Iyelli Ichile

  1. Jared Ball // April 18, 2014 at 8:48 pm // Reply

    My apologies… I meant Aiyana JONES not Grant.

  2. Great interview.

  3. Mari-Djata // April 25, 2014 at 2:05 pm // Reply

    I’ve heard Dr. Iyelli Ichile speak only a few times and I have to say that she is one of the better women philosophers coming from the ‘Afrocentric’ paradigm. Instead of capitulating and strongly focusing on male interest, she actually stands firm in her standing up for African women (at least from the little that I’ve heard so far). You don’t get that too much from even the most popular African centered female theoreticians (not naming any names). <_<

  4. Taalib Alexander // May 18, 2014 at 8:00 am // Reply

    I think it’s disingenuous and a glossing of history to claim that indigenous African spiritual traditions where not ‘oppressive’ or maintained a particular status quo in which the masses where subjected to a particular class.

    Your scholarship is on Yourba but you conflate this with a broader concept of African spiritual systems.

    Relgions like Christianity and Islam are not necessary western both have a long history in Africa predating the Atlantic slave trade. What would be interesting is how Africans have practiced these relgions and how this has shaped their social identities.

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