Witchcraft and co-wife proximity in southwestern kenya

Ethnology Vol/Iss. 1 Published In Pages: 39-45
By LeVine, Robert A.


This article explores the relationship between polygyny and witchcraft accusations in three societies in Kenya. It is argued that the closer co-wives live (have adjacent houses, common yard), the more likely they are to accuse one another of witchcraft. The affects of household structure on population density and intra-household relationships are also discussed.

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