Do you have friends of other religions? Friendship and religious difference in southwestern Nigeria

Akinduro Kehinde, Charles Omotayo, Rita Ajayi, Bayo Adewusi

Insa Nolte and Rebecca Jones Please reference this blog post as: Nolte, I. and Jones, R., May 2015. ‘Do you have friends of other religions? Friendship and religious difference in southwestern Nigeria’, Knowing Each Other, http://www.knowingeachother.com/2015/05/13/do-you-have-friends-of-other-religions-friendship-and-religious-difference-in-southwestern-nigeria. European Research Council grant agreement no. 283466.   One of the central aims of the Knowing Each Other project […]

‘Religion is not a barrier’? Inter-religious marriage in respondents’ own words

Tosin Akinjobi and Babs Babatunde on their Muslim-Christian weddding day April 2013

Please reference this blog post as: Nolte, I. and Jones, R., April 2015. ‘Inter-religious marriage in our survey respondents’ own words’, Knowing Each Other, http://www.knowingeachother.com/2015/04/15/religion-is-not-a-barrier-inter-religious-marriage-in-respondents-own-words/. European Research Council grant agreement no. 283466. In our last blog post, we looked at the statistics about those people who were most likely to say they could advise inter-religious […]

Dr Rebecca Jones – Translation and transformation: travel and intra-national encounter in the Yoruba novel

Journal of African Cultural Studies

Rebecca Jones (2015) Translation and transformation: travel and intra-national encounter in the Yoruba novel, Journal of African Cultural Studies, 27 (1) : 98-113 This article explores how Yoruba-language novels have used the figure of the traveller to interrogate the idea of the Nigerian nation. My concern is not so much with representations of the nation itself, nor with […]

The Knowing Each Other survey

The Team

Dr Rebecca Jones and Dr Insa Nolte   Please reference this blog post as: Nolte, I. and Jones, R., November 2014. ‘The Knowing Each Other Survey’, Knowing Each Other, http://www.knowingeachother.com/2014/11/06/the-knowing-each-other-survey. European Research Council grant agreement no. 283466.   A central part of the Knowing Each Other project is a large-scale ethnographic survey of religious histories, […]

Researching Belonging and Identity in Multireligious Nigeria

Bonnke Revival - photo courtesy of Corey Williams

My first visit to Nigeria was in January 2009 as a master’s student at Pepperdine University, USA. I came to explore the possibility of conducting a thesis project on Muslim-Christian relations. Prior to that visit, I remember being drawn to Nigeria by its sheer size. As the largest African country by population and soon to […]

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