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By Paul Stoller

"This ethnography is extra like a movie than a booklet, so good does Stoller evoke the colour, sight, sounds, and pursuits of Songhay ownership ceremonies."—Choice

"Stoller brilliantly recreates the truth of spirit presence; hosts are what they mediate, and spirits turn into flesh and blood within the 'fusion' with human lifestyles. . . . an exceptional demonstration of the advantages of a brand new style of ethnographic writing. It expands our knowing of the cruel global of Songhay mediums and sorcerers."—Bruce Kapferer, American Ethnologist

"A bright tale that may attract a large viewers. . . . The voices of person Songhay are glaring and forceful through the tale. . . . Like a painter, [Stoller] is worried with the wealthy floor of items, with depicting photographs, evoking sensations, and enriching perceptions. . . . He has succeeded admirably." —Michael Lambek, American Anthropologist

"Events (ceremonies and existence histories) come to mind in cinematic sort. . . . [This booklet is] approachable and absorbing—it is definitely written, uncluttered through jargon and assuredly structured."—Richard Fardon, Times greater schooling Supplement

"Compelling, insightful, wealthy in ethnographic aspect, and necessary of changing into a vintage within the scholarship on Africa."—Aidan Southall, African reports Review

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