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The man-leopard murders : history and society in colonial Nigeria

The man-leopard murders : history and society in colonial Nigeria

Author: David Pratten
Publisher: Edinburgh ; London : Edinburgh University Press : for the International African Insitute, 2007
Series: International African library, 34
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book is an account of murder and politics in Africa, and an historical ethnography of southern Annang communities during the colonial period.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Pratten
ISBN: 9780748625536 0748625534
OCLC Number: 484386630
Description: xii, 425 s. : illustrations, kort
Contents: 1. INTRODUCTION; 'Murder at Ikot Okoro --
Leopard Alleged'; Leopard Men in Fact and Fiction; A Social History of Murder; 2. OF LEOPARDS AND LEADERS; Power and Personhood; Trade and Transformation; Conversion and Conquest; 3. RESISTANCE AND REVIVAL, 1910-1929; The Landscape of Power; The Spirit Movement; The Women's War; 4. PROGRESSIVES AND POWER, 1930-38; Americans and Anthropology; 'We shall not be ruled by our children'; Women and the 'Infamous Traffic'; 5. WAR AND PUBLIC, 1939-1945; 'John Bull' and the Reading Public; Cassava and Crime; 'Audacious Leopards' and 'Atrocious Deeds'; 6. INLAWS AND OUTLAWS, 1946; 'The Time of Accusation'; 'What is at the bottom of the leopard man epidemic?'; 'The leopard that hides its spots'; 7. DIVINATIONS AND DELEGATIONS, 1947; Police and Prophecy; The Ibibio Union Touring Delegation; The Man-Eating Leopard of Ikot Udoro; 8. THE POLITICS OF 'IMPROVEMENT', 1947-1960; The Leopards' Legacy; Nationalist Trajectories; Expectations Revisited; 9. ECHOES OF EKPE OWO.
Series Title: International African library, 34
Responsibility: David Pratten


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