Burghart Schmidt / Rolf Schulte (Hg.)
Witchcraft in Modern Africa
Witches, Witch-Hunts and Magical Imaginaries
Hexenglauben im modernen Afrika Hexen, Hexenverfolgung und magische Vorstellungswelten
Paperback, English / German, 17 x 24 cm, 255 pages, num. figures., ISBN 3-934-632-15-7, 28,80€.
and witch-hunts have been as long part of African cultures, as beliefs
in the occult and magic have been. Rumors about politicians or soccer
clubs using magic to ensure the achievement of their goals, as well as
reports on informal and neighborly conflicts based on witchcraft
accusations, play a central role in a threateningly perceived reality.