Death, Belief and Politics in Central African History
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Death, Belief and Politics in Central African History

Walima T. Kalusa, Megan Vaughan

In this set of essays Walima T. Kalusa and Megan Vaughan explore themes in the history of death in Zambia and Malawi from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Drawing on extensive archival and oral historical research they examine the impact of Christianity on spiritual beliefs, the racialised politics of death on the colonial Copperbelt, the transformation of burial practices, the histories of suicide and of maternal mortality, and the political life of the corpse.

ISBN 9789982680011 | 416 pages | 234 x 156 mm | 2013 | The Lembani Trust, Zambia | Paperback

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About the Authors

Walima T. Kalusa

Walima T. Kalusa teaches at the University of Zambia.

Megan Vaughan

Megan Vaughan teaches at the University of Cambridge. Their collaboration on this project was supported by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Reasearch Council of the United Kingdom.

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