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Title:Imagining evil: witchcraft beliefs and accusations in contemporary Africa
Editor:Haar, Gerrie terISNI
Chapter(s):Present
Year:2007
Pages:348
Language:English
Series:Religion in contemporary Africa series
City of publisher:Trenton NJ
Publisher:Africa World Press
ISBN:1592214843; 1592214851; 9781592214853
Geographic terms:Africa
Botswana
Cameroon
Ghana
Namibia
Nigeria
South Africa
Tanzania
Zambia
Subjects:witchcraft
witch-hunting
Diriku
Kwaya
Mupun
Abstract:This collective volume on witchcraft beliefs and accusations in contemporary Africa contains the following contributions: Introduction: the evil called witchcraft, by Gerrie ter Haar; Witching-times: a theme in the histories of Africa and Europe, by Stephen Ellis; A phenomenology of witchcraft in Ghana, by Abraham Akrong; Witchcraft in contemporary Ghana, by Elom Dovlo; Ghanaian witchcraft beliefs: a view from the Netherlands, by Gerrie ter Haar; Witchcraft and the Christian Church: ethical implications, by Elias K. Bongmba; Anger as a metaphor of witchcraft: the relation between magic, witchcraft and divination among the Mupun of Nigeria, by Umar Habila Dadem Danfulani; The 'mbambi' brought the message: 'Shitera', witchcraft of revenge, by Samuel K. Mbambo; Witchcraft as a challenge to Batswana ideas of community and relationships, by Gomang Seratwa Ntloedibe-Kuswani; Witch-hunting in Zambia and international illegal trade, by Hugo F. Hinfelaar; The impact of witchcraft beliefs and practices on the socio-economic development of the Abakwaya in Musoma-Rural District, Tanzania, by Stephen Nyoka Nyaga; Containment of witchcraft accusations in South Africa: a search for a transformational approach to curb the problem, by Selaelo Thias Kgatla; The escalation of witchcraft accusations, by Walter E.A. van Beek. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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