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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/157006611X556647 Journal of Religion in Africa 41 (2011) 4-34 brill.nl/jra Policing ‘Evil’: State-sponsored Witch-hunting in the People’s Republic of Bénin Jeffrey Kahn Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago 1126E. 59thSt., Chicago, IL

In: Journal of Religion in Africa
Author: Akle, Samuel

The West African country of Benin, on the Gulf of Guinea, is one of the poorest nations in the world. Formerly named Dahomey, it achieved independence in 1960 after 60 years as a colony of France. It received its new name, the People’s Republic of Benin, after a military coup in 1972 and the

In: The Encyclopedia of Christianity Online

approaches to the anthropology of religion. Jeffrey Kahn’s essay offers a sophisticated analysis of the failure of a nation- wide witch hunt initiated in the name of modernity in Benin. During the 1970s and 1980s the People’s Republic of Benin made the elimination of witches a central pillar of their modernist

In: Journal of Religion in Africa
Author: Dianna Bell

Press . Jacobs , J. ( 2004 ). English Fairy Tales . Fairfield, Iowa : 1st World Publishing . Khan , J. ( 2011 ). Policing ‘Evil:’ State-Sponsored Witch-hunting in the People’s Republic of Benin . Journal of Religion in Africa , 41 ( 1 ), 4 - 34 . Koné , K. ( 1995

In: Society & Animals

Republic of Benin’ 2005 Senior Honor’s Thesis, Department of History, Princeton University Jules-Rosette Bennetta ‘Ritual and Conversion in the Church of John Maranke’ Journal of Religion in Africa 1975 7 2 132 164 Kaplan Steven ‘Themes and Methods in the

In: Journal of Religion in Africa

. Matory / Journal of Religion in Africa 37 (2007) 398-425 Particularly in Cuba and Haiti, those religious practices identified with West African origins (that is, in Nigeria and the People’s Republic of Benin) tend to be associated with communal piety and the worship of esteemed gods. Th ese traditions are

In: Journal of Religion in Africa

Women’s Protocol (n 17), Arts 15 and 16 specifically protect women’s right to ‘food security’ and to ‘adequate housing’. 61 Ibid, paras 57–58. 62 See e.g. Constitution of the People’s Republic of Benin, Art 7 ‘The rights and duties proclaimed and guaranteed by the African Charter on

In: International Human Rights Law Review