WITCHCRAFT & SORCERY IN EAST AFRICA
Book Details + Condition: Routledge & Kegan Paul (London). First Edition, 1963. Hardcover with dust jacket. 299 pages with index at rear. Red cloth boards, gilt lettered on spine. Containing ten essays by anthropologists on the beliefs and practices associated with witches and sorcerers in Eastern Africa, the chapters are all based on field research and new information, studied within a wider social context. Contents include: John Beattie, Sorcery in Bunyoro; T.O. Beidelman, Witchcraft in Ukaguru; Jean Buxton, Mandari Witchcraft; Mary Douglas, Techniques of Sorcery Control in Central Africa; Robert F. Gray, Some Structural Aspects of Mbugwe Witchcraft; G.W.B. Huntingford, Nandi Witchcraft; Jean La Fontaine, Witchcraft in Bugisu; Robert A. LeVine Witchcraft and Sorcery in a Gusii community; John Middleton Witchcraft and Sorcery in Lugbara; E.H. Winter The Enemy Within: Amba Witchcraft and Sociological Theory. An overall firm and clean copy, with tight binding; interior is clean and free of markings. Light normal wear to dust jacket, mainly on corners and edges, with some chipping; original price remains.