oa Alternation - Occult discourses in the Liberian Press under Sam Doe: 1988-1989

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



With peace threatening to spread over Liberia in the wake of recent elections, it seems an excellent time to attempt to disentangle some of the causes of the horror of the past seven years. Indeed, many an observer has commented on the state of deep spiritual crisis which has pervaded Liberia throughout the 1990s1. This research examines press witchcraft discourses in 1988-1989, the period leading up to the Liberian civil war which began on Christmas eve 1989 and lasted almost until the election of War Lord Charles Taylor in July 1997.

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