Evil in Africa : encounters with the everyday

TitleEvil in Africa : encounters with the everyday
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsW.C. Olsen, and W.E.A.van Beek
Pagination404
Date Published2015///
PublisherIndiana University Press
Place PublishedBloomington [etc.]
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAfrica, cosmology, popular beliefs, spirits, war, witchcraft
Abstract

William C. Olsen, Walter E. A. van Beek, and the contributors to this volume seek to understand how Africans have confronted evil around them. Grouped around notions of evil as a cognitive or experiential problem, evil as malevolent process, and evil as an inversion of justice, these essays investigate what can be accepted and what must be condemned in order to evaluate being and morality in African cultural and social contexts. These studies of evil entanglements take local and national histories and identities into account, including state politics and civil war, religious practices, Islam, gender, and modernity.

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