Mad Africa

Authored by: Sally Swartz

The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health

Print publication date:  April  2017
Online publication date:  April  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138781603
eBook ISBN: 9781315202211
Adobe ISBN: 9781351784399

10.4324/9781315202211.ch12

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Abstract

To write a brief history of the scholarship surrounding “madness” in Africa produces a series of problems, none of them solvable within the limits of a single book chapter. They must be entertained therefore as opening caveats, to be stitched into corners of a narrative that will inevitably be slimmer and less nuanced than the history itself deserves.

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