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Author Mavhungu, Khaukanani.

Title Witchcraft in post-colonial Africa : beliefs, techniques and containment strategies / Khaukanani Mavhungu
Published Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon : Langaa RPCIG, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 132 pages) : map
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Preface; Chapter One -- Witchcraft Discourse in Post-Colonial Africa; Introduction; Methodological approach; Studies in Witchcraft; Organisation of the book; Chapter Two. Witches of Venda and Kom; The Omnipresence of Witchcraft; Kom; Venda; Witchcraft beliefs and practices; Inherited witchcraft; Case 1: Makwarela: A witch with spirit-induced witchcraft in Venda; Case 2, Bea: A witch with spirit-induced witchcraft in Kom; Purchased witchcraft
Case 3, Salitoto: Witchcraft transaction that goes horribly wrong in KomCase 4: Non-disclosure as protection against u livhanya and siling in Venda and Kom; Case 5: Lightning strike at Mandiwana village in Venda; Conclusion; Chapter Three. Containment of Witchcraft at Family and Community Levels; Introduction; Family containment of witchcraft; Doctoring of a homestead; Protection of family members; Case 6, Khathu Maila: Family containment of witchcraft from outside, in Venda; Community containment of witchcraft; Combating witchcraft at village level in Venda
Case 7: A witch tries to turn Matunde into a zombieNgwainkuma traditional council in Kom; The Kwifoyn banishes a witch from Kom; Case 8: The banishment of avung Peter Ngàm from Mbam in Kom; Conclusion; Chapter Four. Explaining Witchcraft Violence in Venda, Limpopo Province; Introduction; The fury of a rejected witchcraft of inheritance; Case 9: Mashau: Spirit-induced witchcraft as a curse in Venda; Case 3, Donga: Spirit-induced witchcraft as inheritance in Venda; Implications for anthropological theories; Case 4: Mandiwana, the haunted village in Venda in 1990
The Apartheid State and witchcraft violenceConclusion; Chapter Five. Policy Options for Post-Colonial South Africa; Introduction; Suppressing witchcraft beliefs and practices; Recognising the reality of witchcraft; Criminalising witchcraft practice; Conclusion; Bibliograph; Back Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Witchcraft -- Cameroon.
Witchcraft -- South Africa -- Venda.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789956728084 (electronic bk.)
9789956728329 (electronic bk.)
995672808X (electronic bk.)
9956728322 (electronic bk.)