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Spirits and Slaves in Central Sudan

The Red Wind of Sennar

  • Authors
  • Susan M. Kenyon

Part of the Contemporary Anthropology of Religion book series (CAR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
  3. The House of Zainab: Slavery, Colonialism, and Islamism in Historical Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-26
    2. Susan M. Kenyon
      Pages 27-38
    3. Susan M. Kenyon
      Pages 39-56
    4. Susan M. Kenyon
      Pages 57-72
  4. The House of Spirits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-76
    2. Susan M. Kenyon
      Pages 77-90
    3. Susan M. Kenyon
      Pages 91-116
    4. Susan M. Kenyon
      Pages 117-141
  5. Dealing with Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-146
    2. Susan M. Kenyon
      Pages 147-162
    3. Susan M. Kenyon
      Pages 163-181
    4. Susan M. Kenyon
      Pages 183-200
  6. Not a Moment to Lose

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-202
    2. Susan M. Kenyon
      Pages 203-220
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 221-282

About this book

Introduction

This historical ethnography from Central Sudan explores the century-old intertwining of zar , spirit possession, with past lives of ex-slaves and shows that, despite very different social and cultural contexts, zar has continued to be shaped by the experience of slavery.

Keywords

colonization ethnography Islamism

Bibliographic information