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Witchcraft in Ghana

Hans W. Debrunner

Witchcraft in Ghana

a study on the belief in destructive witches and its effect on the Akan tribes.

by Hans W. Debrunner

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Published by Presbyterian Book Depot in Accra .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ghana.
    • Subjects:
    • Witchcraft -- Ghana.,
    • Akan (African people)

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBF1584.G5 D4 1961
      The Physical Object
      Pagination213 p.
      Number of Pages213
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5875684M
      LC Control Number63004692
      OCLC/WorldCa237258

      Ways of acquiring witchcraft may take various forms as cited by Omoyajowo in Adegbola (). The forms may be through inheritance, which is common among the Kamba people of Kenya and Ga people of Ghana. It is believed that children acquire the vice by inheriting it from their close relatives. In most cases, they may not know it. Some people. Introduction: witchcraft violence in comparative perspective --Ghana: the research setting --Witchcraft beliefs in Ghana --Socialization into witchcraft beliefs --Witchcraft themes in popular Ghanaian music --Witchcraft imagery in Akan proverbs --Witchcraft trials in Ghanaian courts --Witch killings --Non-lethal treatment of alleged witches.

      Witchcraft came about in the course of attempts by human beings to make sense of the world, to give meaning to their lives, and provide explanations of events and happenings in the world.   Witchcraft violence is a feature of many contemporary African societies. In Ghana, belief in witchcraft and the malignant activities of putative witches is prevalent. Purported witches are blamed for all manner of adversities including inexplicable illnesses and untimely deaths. As in other historical periods and other societies, in contemporary Ghana, alleged witches are typically female.

        ‘witch camps’ in various African countries including six in Ghana where more than women have found refuge. In Akwa Ibom state in Nigeria, Mr. Samuel Itauma and his wife Elizabeth run a shelter for children who have been accused of witchcraft.   Most powerful Witch Doctors in Ghana. Welcome to the world of mighty spells, my name is Baba Muntu an Astrologer Psychic reader spiritual healer traditional healer in Uganda I cast powerful wiccan spells. Wiccan spells work differently depending on some one’s interest or problem. Love spells in Kenya Among them include.


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Witchcraft violence is a feature of many contemporary African societies. In Ghana, belief in witchcraft and the malignant activities of putative witches is prevalent.

Purported witches are blamed for all manner of adversities including inexplicable illnesses and untimely by: 9. This book gives a basic overview of witchcraft as manifest among the akan, the primary people of Ghana.

It talks about such things as astral projection and how a person becomes a witch. It is a good read but a little two short. All three of the books are about pages each. Read more.5/5(2). WITCHCRAFT IN GHANA: A study on the belief in destructive witches and its effect on the Akan tribes by Debrunner, Rev.

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In Ghana, belief in witchcraft and the malignant activities of putative witches is prevalent. Purported witches are blamed for all manner of adversities including inexplicable illnesses and untimely deaths. As in other ISBN:   The book focuses specifically on the field of medicine, presenting and analyzing statistical data on gendered medical issues, health Witchcraft in Ghana book, etcetera, as they relate to witchcraft in Ghana.

It also provides readers context by exploring the notions of taboo and issues such as the stigmatization of people with albinism, epilepsy, and ostracism. Witchcraft violence is a feature of many contemporary African societies.

In Ghana, belief in witchcraft and the malignant activities of putative witches is prevalent. In his book, Pentecostal exorcism: Witchcraft and demonology in Ghana, he perceptively argued that Witchcraft in Ghana book indigenous worldviews, “the principal evil is attributed to witchcraft, since it is held that all evil forces can be in league with witches to effect an evil act” (Onyinah, ).

Book Description: Witchcraft violence is a feature of many contemporary African societies. In Ghana, belief in witchcraft and the malignant activities of putative witches is prevalent. Purported witches are blamed for all manner of adversities including inexplicable illnesses and untimely deaths.

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Witch hunts are far from being a thing of the past — even in the 21st century. In many countries, this is still a sad reality for many women today. That is why August 10 has been declared a. Witchcraft is a cultural reality in Ghana, regardless of any scientific stance on its validity.

Like fate, irony, luck, and karma, it addresses the why behind events, as opposed to the how. Why was this child struck by the falling coconut. Why did this particular man rise to power and wealth.

Where I would attribute these things to luck, and. The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has condemned the killing of a year-old woman accused of witchcraft in Kafaba, Savannah Region. From an anthropological perspective, chapter 2, is the best chapter in the book.

“Witchcraft Beliefs in Ghana,” provides an outline of the scope of witchcraft, socially, in terms of “believers” from all walks of life; indicates the victims of witchcraft violence, primarily the elderly, the disabled, women and children, and the mentally.

The Ghana News Agency gathered that Police in the Region had retrieved the body of the deceased for autopsy and further investigations, but no arrests have yet been made. Description. A witch camp is a settlement where women suspected of being witches can flee for safety, usually in order to avoid being lynched by neighbours.

Many women in such camps are widows and it is thought that relatives accused them of witchcraft in order to take control of their husbands' possessions.

Many women also are mentally ill, a little understood problem in Ghana. The witch camps are unique to northern Ghana. However, the West African nation shares with other African countries an endemic belief in witchcraft, with drought, death, poor harvest, illness and.

Buy Witchcraft, Witches, and Violence in Ghana by Adinkrah, Mensah (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Mensah Adinkrah. [20] Hans W. Debrunner, Witchcraft in Ghana: A Study on the Belief in Destructive Witches and Its Effects on the Akan Tribes, (Accra: Presbyterian Book Depot Ltd, ); Wolf Bleek, Marriage, Inheritance and Witchcraft: A Case Study of a Rural Ghanaian Family (Leiden: Africa-Studiecentrum, ; Margaret J.

Field, Search for Security: An. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bannerman-Richter, Gabriel. Practice of witchcraft in Ghana. Winona, MN ( W. 5th St., Winona ): Apollo Books, © The paper is a study of the current deliverance ministry in Africa, with reference to Ghana.

The general opinion gathered from current anthropological studies on witchcraft is that the ultimate. Witchcraft in Ghana: A Study on the Belief in Destructive Witches and Its Effect on the Akan Tribes. Hans Werner Debrunner.

Presbyterian Book Depot, - Akan (African people) - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review.Witchcraft in Ghana. London: Presbyterian Book Depot, Second edition, revised. Hardcover. Octavo. [vi] + pp. Yellow papered boards lettered in black on spine & front board.

B/w frontis. & illustrations & photos. Frontis and dust jacket front panel illustration by J. D. Okae. Bibliography, appendix, notes & index.Ghana: witchcraft accusations put lives at risk.

Many elderly women in northern Ghana have fled their homes to live in so-called witch camps. They have been accused of witchcraft and fear being.