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Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
Series: Body, commodity, text
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396376-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9637-6
Book Chapter

By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... mbira Ephat Mujuru Muchatera Mujuru bira spirit mediums ...
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... ceremony, at which the instrument is used to attract the spirits of ancestors to possess a spirit medium. This context is contrasted with the secular use of mbira in Mapfumo’s music. The chapter concludes with a focus on how both sides of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle tried to manipulate influential...
Book Chapter

By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... observes a bira ceremony, at which the instrument is used to attract the spirits of ancestors to possess a spirit medium. This context is contrasted with the secular use of mbira in Mapfumo’s music. The chapter concludes with a focus on how both sides of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle tried to manipulate...
Published: 03 November 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027508-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2750-8
... The book’s final chapter returns to the novel to trace a history of Zimbabwean women conjuring flight. The starting point is the 1898 execution of the Shona prophet and spirit medium, Nehanda, who is said to have departed from her body before the British could place the noose around her neck...
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 01 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027843-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2784-3
... in some ways resemble. The chapter considers two unconventional examples: a series of geological experiments conducted by psychometric mediums Elizabeth M. Foote Denton and Annie Denton Cridge along with the geologist William Denton. The second case is Harriet Prescott Spofford's 1860 short story...