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If you are interested in a detailed account of African traditional healing, including herbal medicine, in Cameroon this is your book. It is an account by a Jesuit teacher who became an assistant to a nganga and continued to serve until his recent death on March 2 2012. There was a time when the Catholic Church reached out in new ways and this book is an example of that. A classic.
Eric De Rosny received a special gift, double vision (if i can put it that way). He received the possibility to see in the normal world and see in the world of spirits. Thanks to this special gift, he went further in his understanding of the Douala (ethnic group living in Cameroon) Culture and had the opportunity to help the people who requested his support. This book is a vivid account of his path. It is an odysee in a specific African culture. You can read more of my review by following this l ...more