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By Todd Sanders

This quantity units out fresh considering on witchcraft in Africa, paying specific realization to diversifications in meanings and practices. It examines the best way varied humans in numerous contexts are making experience of what 'witchcraft' is and what it could mean. Using contemporary ethnographic fabrics from around the continent, the quantity explores how witchcraft articulates with specific glossy settings for instance: the country in Cameroon; Pentecostalism in Malawi; the college process in Nigeria and the IMF in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Tanzania. The editors offer a well timed evaluate and reconsideration of long-standing anthropological debates approximately 'African witchcraft', whereas at the same time elevating broader issues in regards to the theories of the western social sciences.

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