Überblick:Pressestimmen 'The Black Jews of Africa is an excellent introduction to a complex and controversial subject about African Jews and the Ten Lost Tribes. Dr. Bruder rightly leaves to others the thorny question of Jewish identity. Instead using a wide range of bibliography that covers the field she concentrates on describing the beliefs customs and history of the various African peoples and communities that claim Jewish identity. I recommend it highly to those interested in understanding modern Jewish history and society worldwide.' --Ephraim Isaac Director of the Institute of Semitic Studies Princeton'This ambitious and passionate work explores the fascination that Jewish history and identity have held for the people of Africa. A welcome and challenging addition to the discourse on the lost tribes of Israel it should be read by anyone interested in Jewish history African history and the sociology of religion.' --Emanuela Trevisan Semi Associate Professor Ca' Foscari University Italy and author of Jacques Faitlovitch and the Jews of Ethiopia'Going far beyond the familiar literature on the Falasha Bruder's book makes a real contribution to understanding the nature of African Judaism and much more important how this phenomenon has been regarded in the West. The book presents a major case study in the social construction of religious identities.' --Philip Jenkins author of God's Continent: Christianity Islam and Europe's Religious Crisis'Edith Bruder's study of Black African Jews deserves critical acclaim for focusing on a topic in African history that has been woefully neglected as a primary topic of discourse. Until now few scholars have delved into the study of Jews within the larger context of Africa's past. ...[T]he book should be recognized in the historiography as the work that permanently widened Africa's historical lens.' --African Studies Review Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Edith Bruder is a Research Associate in the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London and in the French National Center for Scientific Research.