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Title:The Hathimo Affliction of the Hambukushu
Author:Larson, Thomas J.ISNI
Year:1983
Periodical:South African Journal of Ethnology
Volume:6
Issue:1
Pages:1-6
Language:English
Geographic term:Botswana
Subjects:magic
Mbukushu
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
Abstract:Describes some of the symptoms and religious beliefs associated with the Hathimo affliction of the Hambukushu of Botswana. Also is demonstrated how the Hathimo rituals reaffirm the social values and unity of the Hambukushu matrilineage, followed by a description of the common form of group therapy and treatment. A case study is presented based on field work carried out in 1972. Photogr., ref.
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