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Questioning Misfortune: The Pragmatics of Uncertainty in Eastern Uganda

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This study of adversity and its social causes in rural Uganda considers how people deal with life's uncertainties--sickness, suffering, marital problems, failure, and death. Divination may identify causes of misfortune, ranging from ancestors and spirits to sorcerers. Sufferers and their families will then try out a variety of remedial measures, including pharmaceuticals, ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published January 8th 1998 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1998)
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