"Women are evil": personhood, gender and illness in Mozambique

Taking a case of illness and death attributed to sorcery, the article examines the connections between personhood, gender and disease in Southern Mozambique, where women are traditionally feared and accused of producing evil through spells.

Mozambique; Gender; Kinship; Witchcraft; Illness


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