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Author Palmer, Karen, 1976-

Title Spellbound : inside West Africa's witch camps / Karen Palmer.

Imprint New York : Free Press, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  133.430966 P182s 2010    ---  Available
Edition 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Description 247 p. ; 23 cm.
Note "As the sheen of the exotic wore off, Palmer saw the camp for what it was: a hidden colony of women forced to rely on food scraps from the weekly market. She witnessed the way witchcraft preyed on people's fears and resentments. Witchcraft could be a comfort in times of distress, a way of explaining a crippling drought or the inexplicable loss of a child. It was a means of predicting the unpredictable and controlling the uncontrollable. But witchcraft was also a tool for social control. In this vivid, startling work of first-person reportage, Palmer sheds light on the plight of women in a rarely seen corner of the world."--Publisher description.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Witchcraft -- Africa, West.
ISBN 9781439120507
9781439143124 (ebk.)
1439143129 (ebk.)

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