African Magic: Traditional Ideas That Heal A Continent

Paperback | June 15, 2011

byHeidi Holland

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Africa's traditional beliefs--including ancestor worship, divination and witchcraft--continue to dominate its spiritual influences. Readers in search of better understanding of the continent will be enriched by this book's timely exploration of sub-Saharan Africa's natural philosophy. "African Magic explains why so many Africans understand the relationship between people and unfortunate events not through the western concept of chance in the case of accidents, or germ theory in the case of illness, but through belief in witchcraft.

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Africa's traditional beliefs--including ancestor worship, divination and witchcraft--continue to dominate its spiritual influences. Readers in search of better understanding of the continent will be enriched by this book's timely exploration of sub-Saharan Africa's natural philosophy. "African Magic explains why so many Africans unders...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:265 pages, 8 × 5.1 × 0.75 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:Penguin South AfricaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143527355

ISBN - 13:9780143527350

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