Sex, Magic, and Murder 06212001/1754

in Travels with Tooy

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226680583
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226680576 | DOI:
Sex, Magic, and Murder 06212001/1754

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This chapter explores why Tooy's blind brother Sensilo gets upset with the mention of the name of Kwasimukamba. It explains that Sensilo believes that it was Kwasimukamba's revenge that caused his blindness. According to stories, Kwasimukamba was a double agent during the mid-eighteenth century who befriended Tooy's ancestors Gweyunga and Antama. This chapter also mentions that it was Kwasimukamba who taught Antama his most powerful ritual possession, the obia called Flibanti.

Keywords: Kwasimukamba; Sensilo; Tooy; ritual possession; obia; Flibanti; Gweyunga; Antama

Chapter.  2361 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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