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

Colin Murray and Peter Sanders

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622849
eISBN:
9780748652952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622849.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Medicine murder involved the cutting of body parts from victims, usually while they were still alive, to be used for the preparation of medicines intended to enhance the power of the perpetrators. A ... More


Introduction

Murray Colin and Sanders Peter

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622849
eISBN:
9780748652952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622849.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Medicine murders continued after Basutoland became the independent state of Lesotho in 1966. With about 500 ordinary murders a year in a population of approximately two million people in the ... More


Diagnoses and Resolutions: From Failure to Recrimination to Silence

Murray Colin and Sanders Peter

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622849
eISBN:
9780748652952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622849.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The narratives explaining medicine murder formed part of the battle for the hearts and minds of ordinary Basotho which engaged colonial officials, missionaries, chiefs and nationalist politicians. ... More


Bushman's River Pass

John Laband

in Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300180312
eISBN:
9780300206197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180312.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The uKhahlamba is a chain of mountains that divided the British Colony of Natal from Basutoland. This chapter narrates Major Anthony Dunford's expedition to the uKhahlamba with the aim of taking the ... More


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