Witchcraft and Sorcery in East Africa
Containing ten essays by anthropologists on the beliefs and practices associated with witches and sorcerers in Eastern Africa, the chapters in this book are all based on field research and new information which is studied within its wider social context.
First published in 1963.
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SORCERY IN BUNYORO
WITCHCRAFT IN UKAGURU
TECHNIQUES OF SORCERY CONTROL IN CENTRAL
SOME STRUCTURAL ASPECTS OF MBUGWE WITCHCRAFT
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