Invitation | Book Launch: Healing the Exposed Being - A South African Ngoma Tradition | 31 Oct | 1pm

Friday, 24 November, 2017 - 12:30

WiSER and Wits University Press invite you to a launch

A South African Ngoma Tradition

By Robert J Thornton 

In Healing the Exposed Being, Robert Thornton presents new vocabulary and ontology for understanding fundamental concepts of a regional version of the ‘Ngoma’ cult, found throughout the Bantu language-speaking areas in Africa. He is thus able to provide a more integrated anthropological account of beliefs and practices that have survived from pre-colonial to postcolonial times, describing them in their own terms rather than presenting them as a reflex of modernity or reaction to colonialism, or as a consequence of neoliberalism or other social, political, economic or historical factors.

Robert Thornton: Healing the exposed Being

Thornton brings this local anthology and its therapeutic applications into relation with global academic anthropology by exploring it through political, economic, interpretive and ecological environmentalist lenses.

Join us for a discussion with the author, Robert Thornton and respondents Sinethemba Makhanya and Jonathan Stadler.

Thursday, 23rd November 2017

WiSER Seminar Room
6th Floor, Richard Ward Building
East Campus, Wits University 


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