Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar - David Graeber

Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar

David Graeber

Book Summary

Betafo, a rural community in central Madagascar, is divided between the descendants of nobles and descendants of slaves. Anthropologist David Graeber arrived for fieldwork at the height of tensions attributed to a disastrous communal ordeal two years earlier. As Graeber uncovers the layers of historical, social, and cultural knowledge required to understand this event, he

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