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Contemporary witch-hunting in Gusii, southwestern Kenya

Author: Justus Mozart H'Achachi Ogembo
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes a series of witch-killings that has been underway in Gusii, Southwestern Kenya, since 1992. This book integrates the testimony of participants of and witnesses to the incidents of  Read more...

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Ogembo, Justus Mozart H'Achachi.
Contemporary witch-hunting in Gusii, southwestern Kenya.
Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)608173353
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justus Mozart H'Achachi Ogembo
ISBN: 0773457224 9780773457225
OCLC Number: 68712339
Description: xiii, 196 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations; Preface, Foreword; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction; PART I: SOCIO-CULTURAL BACKGROUND; Chapter 2: Gusii: Sociocultural Context; Chapter 3: Forms of Mystical Disclosure; PART II: MATERIAL CASES; Chapter 4: Strange illnesses and the Witch-Hunts 50; Chapter 5: Strange illnesses and the Witch-Hunts (continued); Chapter 6: Abductions and the Witch-Hunts; Chapter 7: Notebooks and the Witch-Hunts; Chapter 8: Summary: Essential Features of the Witch-Hunts; PART III: EXPLAINING THE WITCH-HUNTS; Chapter 9: Economic Shifts; Chapter 10: The 'Invisible Hand' of God and of Mammon; Chapter 11: Political Realignments; CONCLUSION; Chapter 12: Making the 'Invisible Hand' Visible; APPENDICES; I: The Witchcraft Act; II: Court Proceedings on Witchcraft Case; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Justus M. Ogembo.

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