Witchcraft and a life in the new South Africa

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(International African library) Summary: "Witchcraft and a Life in the New South Africa reconstructs the biography of an ordinary South African, Jimmy Mohale. Born in 1964, Jimmy came of age in rural South Africa during apartheid, then studied at university and worked as a teacher during the anti-apartheid struggle. In 2005, Jimmy died from an undiagnosed sickness, probably related to AIDS. Jimmy gradually came to see the unanticipated misfortune he experienced as a result of his father's witchcraft and sought remedies from diviners rather than from biomedical doctors. This study casts new light on scholarly understandings of the connections between South African politics, witchcraft, and the AIDS pandemic"--
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List of Maps and Figures ix Notes on Currency xi Central Characters xiii Preface xvii 1. Introduction 1 2. Early Experiences, Initial Suspicions 27 3. Becoming a Man 49 4. ‘Then I Did Not Believe’ 79 5. ‘My Second Initiation’ 95 6. ‘I See Things Differently Now’ 120 7. Seeking Revenge 136 8. AIDS and Oedipus 158 9. (Re)constructing an Ideal Life 183 10. Last Words 202 Appendices 217 References 219 Index 235

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628689
Nota udgivelsesår: 
2015
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Cambridge University Press, 2013
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9781107016286