E–pub Spellbound

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  • Spellbound
  • Karen Palmer
  • English
  • 05 February 2019
  • 9781439143124

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Spellbound Read & Download ✓ 104 Han a dumping ground for difficult women Soon however she encountered stories she could not explain a woman who confessed she’d attacked a girl given to her as a sacrifice; another one desperately trying to rid herself of the witchcraft she believed helped her kill dozens of people In Spellbound Palmer brilliantly recounts the kaleidoscope of experiences that greeted her in the remote witch camps of northern Ghana where than 3000 exiled women and men live in extreme poverty many sentenced in a ceremony hinging on the death throes of a sacrificed chicken As she ventured deeper into Ghana’s grasslands Palmer found herself swinging between belief and disbelief She was shown books that caught on fire for no reason and met diviners who accurately predicted the future From the schoolteacher who believed Africa should use the power. Heart wrenching thought provoking and well laid out this glimpse into the world of Ghanian Witch camps where men and women are exiled or escape to after accusations of sorcery For most it is an place of shame blamed for actions not their own guided by ancient mysticism and betrayed by their own culture they find themselves at the mercy of organizations chiefs and those given power over them Karen Palmer lays out the many issues which have accumulated to create these places where women can be put because of another s bad dreams lean times or unexpected deaths things all too common in the remote villages from which they come

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Spellbound Read & Download ✓ 104 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 fingers There was something to this place that could be felt but not seen With these words Karen Palmer takes us inside one of West Africa’s witch camps where hundreds of banished women struggle to survive under the watchful eye of a powerful wizard Palmer arrived at the Gambaga witch camp with an outsider’s sense of outrage believing it was little t. The author has a white savior complex soaked in skepticism and there is heavy exoticism of Africa

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Spellbound Read & Download ✓ 104 Of its witches to gain wealth and prestige to the social worker who championed the rights of accused witches but also took his wife to a witch doctor Palmer takes readers deep inside a shadowy layer of rural African society As the sheen of the exotic wore off Palmer saw the camp for what it was a hidden colony of women forced to rely on food scraps from the weekly market She witnessed the way witchcraft preyed on people’s fears and resentments Witchcraft could be a comfort in times of distress a way of explaining a crippling drought or the inexplicable loss of a child It was a means of predicting the unpredictable and controlling the uncontrollable But witchcraft was also a tool for social control In this vivid startling work of first person reportage Palmer sheds light on the plight of women in a rarely seen corner of the worl. Very good but extremely sad Africa is at this moment where Europe were a few centuries ago Today European people who identify as witches can do so openly without fear of being killed I hope that Africa will reach that point soon However many of the women and men in Africa are killed on accusation of something they did not do out of hate jealousy and ignorance just as happened in Europe before I ve read this book in the light of the 16 days of activism against abuse of women and children in South Africa Superstitious beliefs are ingrained in our being and we cannot judge African spirituality as the same goes for Christianity and Islam and other major religions I also believe in the existence of witches and spirits of which not all are necessarily bad or evil I disagree strongly with the idea that we should go look for witches and kill them Wage spiritual warfare but do not attack the physical person