Spellbound: Inside West Africa's Witch Camps

@inproceedings{Palmer2010SpellboundIW,
  title={Spellbound: Inside West Africa's Witch Camps},
  author={Karen I. Palmer},
  year={2010}
}
As I attempted to digest stories of spiritual cannibalism, of curses that could cost a student her eyesight or ignite the pages of the books she read, I knew I was not alone in my skepticism. And yet, when I caught sight of the waving arms of an industrious scarecrow, the hair on the back of my neck would stand on end. It was most palpable at night, this creepy feeling, when the moon stayed low to the horizon and the dust kicked up in the breeze, reaching out and pulling back with ghostly… CONTINUE READING