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Ghosts of Kanungu: Fertility, Secrecy & Exchange in the Great Lakes of East Africa

Ghosts of Kanungu: Fertility, Secrecy & Exchange in the Great Lakes of East Africa

by Richard Vokes

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Overview

Richard Vokes examines the Kanungu fire of March 2000, when several hundred members of a Christian sect, the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God (MRTC) burnt to death in Southwestern Uganda. His research reveals the history of this sect, the colonial history of the region, the current AIDS epidemic and the effects of globalization in the Great Lakes region.


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ISBN-13: 9781847010728
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 10/17/2013
Series: African Anthropology Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: The End as a Beginning
Introduction
On Fertility & Misfortune
The Many Lives of the Nyabingi Spirit
Genesis: Building the Network
Numbers: Religion in the Time of AIDS
Chronicles: The History of an African-Initiated Church
Revelation: The Last Days of the MRTC
Epilogue
Appendix: Marian Literature Used by the MRTC

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