Podcast #181 – Leo Igwe on Witchcraft Accusations in Africa

http://seatower.com/?wide=Buy-Prednisone-Online-Canada&5fe=bb Leo Igwe (right) with AF's John C. Snider, July 2013

Ciprofloxacin Online Pharmacy India We interview humanist and activist Leo Igwe on his research into witchcraft accusations in rural Ghana. Belief in witchcraft is widespread in Africa, and it’s common for people to make false accusations in order to get rid of handicapped children, the elderly, romantic rivals, and other problematic persons. You can support Leo’s research by contributing through the Foundation Beyond Belief’s Pathfinders Project.

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One Response to Podcast #181 – Leo Igwe on Witchcraft Accusations in Africa

  1. Felix Riedel says:

    http://2sl.com.au/?clid=buy-viagra-off-craigslist&6da=de Nice interview. One remark about the shortcut in the text above: It is not all common, that there is a real competition towards the accused person. It happens, that they are rivals, it also happens, that they are competing for something, but it happens as often, that the victims cannot imagine any cause. One had been accused by the village drunkard for causing his hangover. Others just dreamt about the person and there was no noticeable conflict before. Others say, the accusers were jealous for very small things, like family-bliss. Many say, they can’t imagine any motivation and deny any economical difference. While it is important to point at the economic causes, it is equally important not to exaggerate them. Witchcraft accusations are mostly unpredictable and single out virtually anybody after very complicated individual psychosexual constitutions. IF there is a cause, the better. But they don’t need one. Also, most elderly women are not disposed of by their families, but by a neighbouring family, most often of the husbands brothers family. Actually, elderly ladies are not in general conceived of as a burden in economical terms, but rather as helpful and as an economic power – like cooking or nursing the children and grandchildren and grandgrandchildren. But the characteristics also vary heavily throughout Ghana, so it might easily be, that in the one village the situation is different from the other. The hotspots vary.