Shobana Shankar is an assistant professor of history at Stony Brook University (SUNY). She serves as coeditor for the book series Studies of Religion in Africa and has coedited, with Afe Adogame, a collection of essays titled Religion on the Move! New Dynamics of Religious Expansion in a Globalizing World.
Who Shall Enter Paradise? recounts in detail the history of Christian-Muslim engagement in a core area of sub-Saharan Africa’s most populous nation, home to roughly equal numbers of Christians and Muslims. It is a region today beset by religious violence, in the course of which history has often been told in overly simplified or highly partisan terms.