The Trials of Mrs. K.: Seeking Justice in a World with Witches (Paperback)Adam Ashforth (author)
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In The Trials of Mrs. K., Adam Ashforth studies this and similar stories of witchcraft that continue to circulate in Malawi. At the heart of the book is Ashforth's desire to understand how claims to truth, the pursuit of justice, and demands for security work in contemporary Africa, where stories of witchcraft can be terrifying. Guiding us through the history of legal customs and their interactions with the court of public opinion, Ashforth asks challenging questions about responsibility, occult forces, and the imperfect but vital mechanisms of law. A beautifully written and provocative book, The Trials of Mrs. K. will be an essential text for understanding what justice means in a fragile and dangerous world.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 213 x 140 x 18 mm
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