Witchcraft and Sorcery in Rhodesia

1st Edition

J. R. Crawford

Routledge
May 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 324 Pages
ISBN 9781138542273 - CAT# K375231

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Summary

Originally published in 1967, this book is a study of witchcraft and sorcery among the Shona, Ndebele and Kalanga peoples of Zimbabwe. It analyses in their social context verbatim evidence and confessions from a comprehensive series of judicial records. It provides the first systematic demonstration of the importance and the exstent to which such sources can be used to make a detailed analysis of the character and range of beliefs and motives. The main emphasis is on witchcraft and sorcery beliefs, the nature of accusations, confessions and divination, btoh traditional and as practised by members of the Pentecostal Church.

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