This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Africa's traditional beliefs including ancestor worship, divination and witchcraft continue to dominate its spiritual influences. Readers in search of a better understanding of the continent will be enriched by this book's timely exploration of sub-Saharan Africa's natural philosophy.The author's meticulous research reveals that, whereas technology-driven Western societies prefer to rely largely on logical explanations, menu Africans continue to obey their intuition trusting in images, dreams and divination to rationalise misfortune and illness.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.The book records a collection of true stories which illustrate this traditional belief system. Included are the famous Malawian diviner whose prophecies were considered so accurate that people flocked from neighbouring countries to consult him; a group of Western-trained Mozambican psychologists who successfully refined cross-cultural therapy by working with traditional healers to combat post-traumatic stress syndrome among child soldiers; Ghanaian and Zimbabwean 'witches' living in a nightmare world where popular belief becomes their reality; and a Zambian archbishop whose attempt to embrace traditional African beliefs provoked serious conflicts within his Christian church. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Africa's traditional beliefs - including ancestor worship, divination and witchcraft - continue to dominate its spiritual influences. Readers in search of a better understanding of the continent will be enriched by this book's timely exploration of sub-Saharan Africa's natural philosophy.
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Buchbeschreibung Penguin Global, 2011. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-library book in good condition with typical stamps and markings. Pages are clean and the binding is tight. *NOTE* Stock photo may not represent the actual book for sale. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000408588
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Global 2011-06-15, 2011. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. 0143527355 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Buchnummer des Verkäufers POTM-0143527355
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Global, 2011. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0143527355