Stranger in the Village of the Sick: A Memoir of Cancer, Sorcery and Healing
Stranger in the Village of the Sick follows Stoller down this unexpected path toward personal discovery, growth, and healing. The stories here are about life in the village of the healthy and the village of the sick, and they highlight differences in how illness is culturally perceived. In America and the West, illness is war; we strive to eradicate it from our bodies and lives. In West Africa, however, illness is an ever-present companion, and sorcerers learn to master illnesses like cancer through a combination of acceptance, pragmatism, and patience.
Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Social and Cultural Anthropology
Stoller, Paul, "Stranger in the Village of the Sick: A Memoir of Cancer, Sorcery and Healing" (2005). College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Books. 25.