‘Long-Nosed’ Hybrids? Sharing the Experiences of White Izangoma in Contemporary South Africa

@article{Wreford2007LongNosedHS,
  title={‘Long-Nosed’ Hybrids? Sharing the Experiences of White Izangoma in Contemporary South Africa},
  author={J. Wreford},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={33},
  pages={829 - 843}
}
  • J. Wreford
  • Published 28 November 2007
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Southern African Studies
This article offers some preliminary insights into the complexities of becoming and being white izangoma in contemporary South Africa. Written from an insider's perspective, it examines the significance of becoming an isangoma,1 and engages with some of the main criticisms of those who oppose white practitioners. It provides a brief description of the making of an isangoma and includes some of the particular challenges to the white initiate (or thwasa). It then goes on to explore the major… Expand
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