Power, slavery, and spirit possession in East Africa: a few reflections

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Spirit possession and its relationship with power aims to offer here a few opportunities towards a better understanding not only of East African societies, but most of all, of their historical role in numerous political and military conflicts and also within peace-building processes, that represent a continuation of a topic of long-standing concern in East African history. The relationships between religions, local cultures and institutional powers throughout contemporary East African history offer here a few reflection spaces.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-126
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • East Africa
  • Slavery
  • spirit possession


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