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Aaron Denham is an American author and anthropologist. His work has been published in journals such as Social Science and Medicine, Current Anthropology, Transcultural Psychiatry, Ethos, and Ghana Studies. Denham won the 2016 Boyer Prize for Contributions to Psychoanalytic Anthropology. Denham’s first book, "Spirit Children: Illness, Poverty, and Infanticide in Northern Ghana," was published by the University of Wisconsin Press. He is currently writing a book-length selection of essays on fieldwork in Ghana. Denham has been a professor at Northern Arizona University and Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He lives in San Diego and coordinates and teaches in UC San Diego's Global Health Program. ...more

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The Social Lives of Tree Spirits: A Propinquity

“We’ve learned a little about a few of them, in isolation.
But nothing is less isolated or more social than a tree.”
― Richard Powers, The Overstory





“Space, outside ourselves, invades and ravishes things:
If you want to achieve the existence of a tree,
Invest it with inner space, this space
That has its being in you.”
―Rainer Maria Rilke






“There are good trees and there are bad trees,” a Nankani man named

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