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Medicine Murder in Colonial Lesotho: The Anatomy of a Moral Crisis Colin       Murray

Medicine Murder in Colonial Lesotho: The Anatomy of a Moral Crisis

Colin Murray

Published May 11th 2005
ISBN : 9780748622849
Hardcover
494 pages
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 About the Book 

Medicine murder involved the cutting of body parts from victims, usually while they were still alive. These parts were then used in medicines intended to enhance the power of the murderers. A startling increase in cases of medicine murder apparently took place in Basutoland (now Lesotho), in southern Africa, in the late 1940s and the early 1950s. This book offers a highly readable analysis of how the crisis arose and why it disappeared.