Witchcraft, Envy, Development, and Christian Mission in Africa

Jim Harries
  • Missiology An International Review, April 2012, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/009182961204000202

'Envy' may be a better translation than 'witchcraft' for what happens in Africa

What is it about?

The fact that envy underlies nearly all of 'witchcraft' in Africa.

Why is it important?

People linking African contemporary practices to European HISTORY is not helpful. When we realize that witchcraft arises from envy, we can much better grasp issues that African communities are dealing with.


Dr Jim O Harries (Author)
University of Birmingham

This is an issue that was niggling away at me for a long time. I was glad to be given opportunity to get it into press.

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