'The Land Will Eat You': Land and Sorcery in North Efate, Vanuatu
In Vanuatu the word ‘sorcery’ is most closely associated with the use of blak majik (black magic) known as nakaemas in Bislama, although there is a diversity of practices consistent with the extreme linguistic and cultural diversity found across the archipelago. Nakaemas is defined in this chapter consistent with contemporary usage in North Efate, not as the broader practice of magic that is sometimes associated with discussions of sorcery or witchcraft in the academic literature, but as...[Show more]
|Collections||ANU Press (1965-Present)|
|Source:||Talking it Through: Responses to Sorcery and Witchcraft Beliefs and Practices in Melanesia|
|Book Title:||Talking it Through: Responses to Sorcery and Witchcraft Beliefs and Practices in Melanesia|
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