Colonialism and 'Law and Order' Criticism

Among the Ewe people of Southern Ghana, the High God is an androgynous figure called Mawu-Lisa, 'Mawu' being the female principle and 'Lisa' the male. In translating the Bible into the Ewe language, the female component was severed from the androgynous name. The Ewe rejected this concept of a one-­sided High God, and despite the most brutal acts of 'law and order' visited on them by the 'civilizing mission,' have to the present time remained predominantly animist.