In Sorcery's Shadow A Memoir of Apprenticeship among the Songhay of Niger

ISBN-10: 0226775437

ISBN-13: 9780226775432

Edition: 1987 (Reprint)

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Description: The tale of Paul Stoller's sojourn among sorcerors in the Republic of Niger is a story of growth and change, of mutual respect and understanding that will challenge all who read it to plunge deeply into an alien world.

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/15/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Paul Stoller is a professor of anthropology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.He is the author of many books, including ethnographies, biographies, and memoirs. In 1994 he was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2002, the American Anthropological Association named him the recipient of the Robert B. Textor Award for Excellence in Anthropology. He lectures frequently both in the United States and Europe and has appeared on various NPR programs as well as on the National Geographic Television Network.

Prologue
Acknowledgments
Personae
1976-77
Mehanna
A Lesson in Survey Research
Discussion Groups
Guided Interpretations
Two Birds in the Rafters Are Better Than One in the Bush
Sorko Djibo
An Apprentice's First Mission
Immersed in Texts
Wanzerbe
Initiation
Witches
A Tonic for Work
Between Sound and the Shadow
Tillaberi
The Young Sohanci
Asking Questions
Prison Years
The Coming of Serci
Words of Protection
On the Road
Vengeance for the Powerful
1979-80
Frightening Discoveries
Evidence of Power
Repelled by the Cold in Ayoru
An Interpretation
The Path to Wanzerbe
A Test of Hardness
1981
Rites of Clairvoyance
Sohanci Business
Journey Under the River
Amadu Zima
An Invitation from Kassey
1982-83
A Father and His Son
Fatouma
Kassey
1984
Power in the Compound
A Lecture on Medicine
Mehanna Revisited
The Way of the Cowry
Showdown with Djibo
Last Stand in Wanzerbe Epilogue: In Sorcery's Shadow
Glossary
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