Kindle Karen Palmer ✓ Spellbound PDF/EPUB Ã ✓

Kindle Karen  Palmer ✓ Spellbound PDF/EPUB Ã ✓

❮Reading❯ ➺ Spellbound Author Karen Palmer – It-ural.pro As I attempted to digest stories of spiritual cannibalism of curses that could cost a student her eyesight or ignite the pages of the books she read I knew I was not alone in my skepticism And yet wheAs I attempted to digest stories of spiritual cannibalism of curses that could cost a student her eyesight or ignite the pages of the books she read I knew I was not alone in my skepticism And yet when I caught sight of the waving arms of an industrious scarecrow the hair on the back of my neck would stand on end It was most palpable at night this creepy feeling when the moon stayed low to the horizon and the dust kicked up in the breeze reaching out and pulling back with ghostly fingers There was something to this place that could be felt but not seen With these words Karen Palmer takes us inside one of West Africa’s witch camps where hundreds of banished women struggle to survive under the watchful eye of a powerful wizard Palmer arrived at the Gambaga witch camp with an outsider’s sense of outrage believing it was little.

spellbound book Spellbound PDF/EPUBThan a dumping ground for difficult women Soon however she encountered stories she could not explain a woman who confessed she’d attacked a girl given to her as a sacrifice another one desperately trying to rid herself of the witchcraft she believed helped her kill dozens of peopleIn Spellbound Palmer brilliantly recounts the kaleidoscope of experiences that greeted her in the remote witch camps of northern Ghana where than 3000 exiled women and men live in extreme poverty many sentenced in a ceremony hinging on the death throes of a sacrificed chickenAs she ventured deeper into Ghana’s grasslands Palmer found herself swinging between belief and disbelief She was shown books that caught on fire for no reason and met diviners who accurately predicted the future From the schoolteacher who believed Africa should use the power o.


Than a dumping ground for difficult women Soon however she encountered stories she could not explain a woman who confessed she’d attacked a girl given to her as a sacrifice another one desperately trying to rid herself of the witchcraft she believed helped her kill dozens of peopleIn Spellbound Palmer brilliantly recounts the kaleidoscope of experiences that greeted her in the remote witch camps of northern Ghana where than 3000 exiled women and men live in extreme poverty many sentenced in a ceremony hinging on the death throes of a sacrificed chickenAs she ventured deeper into Ghana’s grasslands Palmer found herself swinging between belief and disbelief She was shown books that caught on fire for no reason and met diviners who accurately predicted the future From the schoolteacher who believed Africa should use the power o.

Kindle Karen  Palmer ✓ Spellbound PDF/EPUB Ã ✓

Kindle Karen Palmer ✓ Spellbound PDF/EPUB Ã ✓

10 thoughts on “Spellbound

  1. Karen Karen says:

    Kindle Karen Palmer ✓ Spellbound PDF/EPUB Ã ✓ spellbound book, Spellbound PDF/EPUBI loved it Of course I lived it so I would love it


  2. Sandy D Sandy D says:

    Kindle Karen Palmer ✓ Spellbound PDF/EPUB Ã ✓ spellbound book, Spellbound PDF/EPUBThis journalist's account of witchcraft accusations and refugee camps for the accused in northern Ghana started out very strongly but flagged a bit in the middle It needed focus on a few individuals I think to make a engaging story The you learn the depressing the subject is too it's all tied into poverty traditional religion and women's social rolesI would be interested in knowing how this problem is handled elsewhere in Africa as compared to Ghana Palmer did do a very nice historical review of witchcraft in Ghana as well a good look at what witchcraft means to different people


  3. Joss Valen Joss Valen says:

    Kindle Karen Palmer ✓ Spellbound PDF/EPUB Ã ✓ spellbound book, Spellbound PDF/EPUBThe author has a white savior complex soaked in skepticism and there is heavy exoticism of Africa


  4. Mia Morrison Mia Morrison says:

    Kindle Karen Palmer ✓ Spellbound PDF/EPUB Ã ✓ spellbound book, Spellbound PDF/EPUBHeart wrenching thought provoking and well laid out this glimpse into the world of Ghanian Witch camps where men and women are exiled or escape to after accusations of sorcery For most it is an place of shame blamed for actions not their own guided by ancient mysticism and betrayed by their own culture they find themselves at the mercy of organizations chiefs and those given power over them Karen Palmer lays out the many issues which have accumulated to create these places where women can be put because of another's bad dreams lean times or unexpected deaths things all too common in the remote villages from which they come


  5. Juliet Hotel Juliet Hotel says:

    Kindle Karen Palmer ✓ Spellbound PDF/EPUB Ã ✓ spellbound book, Spellbound PDF/EPUBThere's not much to critique given this book is anecdotal in that it relates Karen Palmer's exploration of how women accused of witchcraft are treated with prejudice in Northern Ghana Palmer approaches a feminist perspective while for the most part remaining objective She's just a visitor of course attempting to assimilate the archaic culture of impoverished villages that causes women to be killed or at least exiled for being accused of witchcraft and where their lives often hang on the judgement of a witch doctor who makes a profit on hunting witches Most of the women accused will spend the rest of their lives in pover


  6. Robyn Robyn says:

    Kindle Karen Palmer ✓ Spellbound PDF/EPUB Ã ✓ spellbound book, Spellbound PDF/EPUBI find it problematic that it is written by a white woman with no real understanding of Ghanaian history culture or even language Sure she lived there for awhile and obviously enjoyed herself and somewhat became friends with those she met but does that mean she truly understands the layers of social economic and psychological meanings witch camps in Ghana? How can she really neutrally share the facts about witch camps when she can't even speak the languages? Palmer admits herself in chapt


  7. Kathleen McRae Kathleen McRae says:

    Kindle Karen Palmer ✓ Spellbound PDF/EPUB Ã ✓ spellbound book, Spellbound PDF/EPUBInteresting material although Karen Palmer goes from documenting the sorrow of these women condemned to living a life of poverty in a remote environment while scrabbling or begging or depending on aid shipmentsTheir only crime is being a member of a society that does not respect or value women and this is a convenient way of discarding themThe deep superstition embedded in this patriarchal culture to focus anger when bad events happen is also one that allows the tribal male heads to profit from the labor of the women and the deep devisions within their familiesMany remedies exist to exorcise the evil out of these woman but it too comes at a price and those who are able to return to their families face superstitious communities that are only too willing to lev


  8. Rodeweeks Rodeweeks says:

    Kindle Karen Palmer ✓ Spellbound PDF/EPUB Ã ✓ spellbound book, Spellbound PDF/EPUBVery good but extremely sad Africa is at this moment where Europe were a few centuries ago Today European people who identify as witches can do so openly without fear of being killed I hope that Africa will reach that


  9. George K Ilsley George K Ilsley says:

    Kindle Karen Palmer ✓ Spellbound PDF/EPUB Ã ✓ spellbound book, Spellbound PDF/EPUBSpellbound is a somewhat ironic title for a book which is ultimately not that interesting The author has spent some time in the area and I suppose felt she needed to get a book out of that experience However the topic seems to have eluded her and in its place we have a mish mash of history sociology and personal anecdotes Not until page 200 do we actually meet a self professed practitioner of witchcraft who is of course male Basically men can do whatever they want and women are vulnerable It's a sad tale definitely but somehow this book does not illuminate


  10. Karyn Karyn says:

    Kindle Karen Palmer ✓ Spellbound PDF/EPUB Ã ✓ spellbound book, Spellbound PDF/EPUBI found this book okay She tried to write a balanced perspective but as someone who lived for two years in Northern Ghana I think she missed a lot I was within one day biking distance of Gambaga but lived with a different tribe It felt to me as if she was looking for a story and then wrote about it There was much that she wrote that did not ring true I'd be interested in what other people who have knowledge of Northern Ghana thought


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