Speaking with Vampires: Rumor and History in Colonial Africa

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"It took courage, determination, and a clear mind to make us see unexpected aspects of colonial history, not beneath, but through, stories of bloodsuckers and cannibals. Luise White's book convincingly demonstrates that these tales of the fantastic can be sources of history-writing, giving us access to realities that are ignored by those who uncritically accept the injunctions of scientific realism."--Johannes Fabian, author of "Remembering the Present: Painting and Popular History in Zaire" "Luise White is as usual ...

Speaking with Vampires: Rumor and History in Colonial Africa 2000, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520217041

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