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The man-leopard murders

Subtitle:
History and society in colonial Nigeria
Abstract:

This book is an account of murder and politics in Africa, and an historical ethnography of southern Annang communities during the colonial period. Its narrative leads to events between 1945 and 1948 when the imperial gaze of police, press and politicians was focused on a series of mysterious deaths in south-eastern Nigeria attributed to the 'man-leopard society'. These murder mysteries, reported as the 'biggest, strangest murder hunt in the world', were not just forensic but also related to t...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology
Subgroup:
Social & Cultural Anthropology, African Studies
Department:
St Antonys College
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press Publisher's website
Volume:
34
Series:
International African Library
Publication date:
2007-06-01
Pubs id:
pubs:662223
URN:
uri:40f3d06b-1626-4793-b1c4-62265f7c4611
UUID:
uuid:40f3d06b-1626-4793-b1c4-62265f7c4611
Local pid:
pubs:662223
ISBN-10:
0748631003
ISBN-13:
9780748625536
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