Witchcraft and magic of Africa by Frederick Kaigh

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Published by R. Lesley in London .

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  • Magic -- Africa.,
  • Witchcraft -- Africa.

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Statementby Frederick Kaigh ; with a foreword by Montague Summers.
LC ClassificationsGN 475.8 K13 1947, GN475.8 K27
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 159 p., [14] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19292759M

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Witchcraft and Magic of Africa (Import) Hardcover – January 1, by frederick kaigh (Author), Montague Summers (Foreword) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

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Witchcraft and magic of Africa. [London] R. Lesley [] (OCoLC) Document Type. African Witchcraft. African witchcraft is not easy to define when you consider there are more than 50 different nations currently making up the diverse population of the continent.

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Christianity and Islam still play the role of science and philosophy in many parts of Africa, shaping the framing of issues. Christianity and Islam are not against witchcraft - they all belong to the same magical discourse. Both faiths have different and competing forms of witchcraft and magic.

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