October 04, 2012 , 4:30 PM
Location: 215 Snell Library
Organizer: Professor William F.S. Miles
Speaker: Professor William F.S. Miles
Book Launch- The Jews of Nigeria: An Afro-Judaic Odyssey
Jews of Nigeria: An Afro-Judaic Odyssey is the first book to describe the newest and fastest growing Jewish community in the world: the Igbos of Nigeria.Bolstered by customs recalling an Israelite ancestry, but embracing rabbinic Judaism, they are also the world’s first “Internet Jews.” Professor William Miles, of the Department of Political Science, was the second holder of the Stotsky Professorship of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies. He has spent over three decades conducting research in West Africa. Jews of Nigeria is his tenth book. Event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Co-Sponsored by the Northeastern University Jewish Studies Program & the Department of Political Science.