Sachs was a physician and psychiatrist who wanted to learn whether psychoanalysis was applicable across different cultures. For two and a half years, from 1933, Sachs used free association in his psychoanalysis of "John Chavafambira", a Manyika healer-diviner who was living in a Johannesburg slum and was eager to learn the methods of European medicine. The result is "Black Hamlet" - a narrative, even novelistic, reconstruction of one black South African's life set against the background of two worlds in collision.
Publisher: Wits University Press
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 475 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 mm
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