posted on Dec, 9 2005 @ 09:32 AM
Plus, Skadi there's the fact that the two dominant religions in Africa are Islam and Christianity.
It is entirely probably that if she is seeking to "return to the worship her ancestors practiced" that she is looking at one of these two.
Particularly in East Africa, Christianity goes back almost to the death of Christ.
Ethiopia is generally seen as the first nation on earth to have embrace Chrsitianity. They have also hand a large indigenous population of Jews.
If she's seeking animistic religions, those vary across the face of subsaharan Africa, but include the ancestors of Voudun and Santeria, as well as
purely local practices that vary from village to village.
It's sort of sad to see a person grasping for the big picture of their place in the universe, when they begin peering into history and archaeology,
when along comes some racist and fills their heads with a bunch of bull that keeps them from asking real questions.
Now I'm thinking of the "Christian Identity" and "white pride" movements in the early 1990's among midwestern caucasians.
Ever since hitler, "ethnic origins" has been a fertile feels for all kinds of fascist/racists.