Fusion of the Worlds: Ethnography of Possession Among the Songhay of Niger
"Stoller brilliantly recreates the reality of spirit presence; hosts are what they mediate, and spirits become flesh and blood in the 'fusion' with human existence. . . . An excellent demonstration of the benefits of a new genre of ethnographic writing. It expands our understanding of the harsh world of Songhay mediums and sorcerers."—Bruce Kapferer, American Ethnologist
University of Chicago Press
African Languages and Societies | Social and Cultural Anthropology
Stoller, Paul, "Fusion of the Worlds: Ethnography of Possession Among the Songhay of Niger" (1989). College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Books. 19.