WAGANGA

Waganga are a kind of African witch doctors who use medicinal traditions. In almost every African country this kind of this traditional healing is still present, though not wide spread anymore, unless amongst the elder ones. They try to deal with the demons of the past. The evocation of white people arriving with the boat or by aeroplane, and armed with guns, is a common used practice to heal mental diseased persons, as one beleaves illness is caused by bad spirits.

Zanzibar, 2009

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