• A Historical narrative of the British Colonial Administration's Clamp down on Witch finding Shrines amongst the Asante People of the Gold Coast

    Author(s):
    Samuel Adu-Gyamfi (see profile) , Wilhemina Joselyn Donkoh, Daniel Owusu-Ansah
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Anthropology, Cultural Evolution, Cultural Studies, Public Humanities
    Subject(s):
    Medicine, History
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    humanities, History of medicine
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/vdf8-dh84
    Abstract:
    The paper focuses on the issue of witchcraft at the Gold Coast and Asante in particular. Information from archival sources and secondary sources has been gleaned to form a historical narrative covering the period 1907 to 1940. The dilemma of the indigenous people concerning witchcraft, the attempts of Indigenous Priest Healers (IPH) to cure and the trite efforts of the British Colonial Administration to clamp-down some of the shrines of the IPHs considered to be engaged in witch-finding have been looked at.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
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