Wotsuna Khamalwa

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Dr., Leverhulme Visiting Research Fellow


University of Wales, Lampeter, Ceredigion, Wales, UK



Mailing Address

Dept. of Theology
Religious Studies and Islamic Studies
University of Wales
SA 48 7ED

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: 0044 1570 424948 (office)
Mobile: 0044 7881601797

Countries of Specialization



Ph.D., Universität Bayreuth, Germany M.A./Licentiate
Catholic University of East Africa;. B.Phil; Università Urbaniana,

Research Interests

Africanization of Christianity (inculturation); Culture
and Identity in Africa Religion; Society and International Relations;
Globalization and African Liberation Theology

Teaching Interests

Activities: Lecturer, Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Egerton
University, Kenya, 1990-1999; Part time Lecturer, CUEA, Nairobi, Kenya,
1998-1999; Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Religious Studies, Makerere
University, Uganda 2001-2002; and currently, Leverhulme Visiting Research
Fellow, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK.


1994 "The Africanisation of Missionary Christianity: Focus on
Inculturation." Journal of the Geography of Religion and Environment
Research, Universität Verlag Dr. Brockmeyer, Vol. 10, Bochum, Germany

"Ancestor Veneration: Its Usefulness in the Africanisation of Mission
Christianity," in Journal of the Geography of Religion and Environment
Research, Universität Verlag Dr. Brockmeyer, Vol. 10, Bochum, Germany.

1993 "The Role of the Laity in the Church," in African Christian Studies,
Vol. 9, Number 1, March 1993.

Book reviews:

1996 "Bishop Alfred G. Dunston Jr., The Blackman in the Old Testament and
its World. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, 1992," in
Egerton University Journal, Vol.1(2), 1996: pp. 330-334.

Conference presentations:

2002 "Africanisation of Christianity: Inculturation or Liberation?"
University of Wales, Lampeter, March 13th

2000 "The Ritual Significance of Imbalu: Masaba Cultural Initiation"
The Royal African Film Festival, School of African and Oriental Studies,
University of London, 14 December.

"Religious Fundamentalism in East Africa". Annual Conference of
"German Friends of Kenya", Seckach, Germany, 9th July.

"Tövdlisches Heil: Zum Massen (selbst?) Mord in Uganda"
Das Afrikazentrums der Universität Bayreuth, 13 April.

1998 "The Rite of Imbalu, Masaba Cultural Initiation"
Ethnological Colloquium, Das Afrikazentrums, Bayreuth University,
Germany, 9th June.

"Transition and Transformation in African Cultural Initiation"
Conference of the Geography of Religion and Environmental Research,
Bochum University, Germany, 3-5 July.

"African Cultural Initiation and Christian Initiation Sacraments: An
Inculturation" Annual Conference of Bavarian Missiologists and
Historians of Religion, Thurnau, Germany, 27th June.

Participation in recent conferences:

2001 Innovations and their Contextualisation in African Islamic
Societies, Bayreuth University, Germany, 9-10 February

Pentecostalism and Globalisation, Bayreuth University, Germany,
24-25 March. Genetechnic- Chancen und Risiken, N|renberg, Germany, 22-25


christianity ; culture ; identity ; religion ; international relations ; liberation theology.