Spirit possession in Ma’di culture

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An account of a culturally specific type of spirit possession, which can be triggered by the smell of cooked elephant, described and analysed in a linguistic pragmatic framework.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNarrating Our Future.
Subtitle of host publicationCustoms, Rituals and Practices of the Ma’di of South Sudan and Uganda
EditorsMairi Blackings
Place of PublicationCape Town
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • spirit possession
  • Ma'di culture
  • South Sudan


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