Understanding Alice: Uganda's Holy Spirit Movement in context

@article{Allen1991UnderstandingAU,
  title={Understanding Alice: Uganda's Holy Spirit Movement in context},
  author={Tim Allen},
  journal={Africa},
  year={1991},
  volume={61},
  pages={370 - 399}
}
  • T. Allen
  • Published 1 July 1991
  • History
  • Africa
This article examines the Holy Spirit movement of Alice Lakwena, which emerged i n Uganda between 1987 and 1989. The popular account of Alice, as told in the Western media especially, ignored die social and historical contexts which are essential to understanding die forces which gave rise to her and her following. The spirit possession revealed by Alice Lakwena took forms which were familiar t o the people of this part of Uganda, aldiough die political and social dislocations of the late 1980s… 

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