Review article: But what was the disease? The present state of health and healing in African studies.

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Africa is a sick continent, full of sick and more recently starving people. They are passive sufferers beneath the titanic and impersonal oppression of Africa's poor soils, hard and fickle climate, its burden of tropical diseases and the technical backwardness of African cultures. This is the popular European image of sub-Saharan Africa. It has remained… (More)

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