Karanga Indigenous Religion in Zimbabwe

Health and Well-being

Tabona Shoko

 

Synopsis

Tabona Shoko contends that religion and healing are intricately intertwined in African religions. This book on the religion of the Karanga people of Zimbabwe sheds light on important methodological issues relevant to research in the study of African religions. Analysing the traditional Karanga views of the causes of illness and disease, mechanisms of diagnosis at their disposal and the methods they use to restore health, Shoko discusses the views of a specific African Independent Church of the Apostolic tradition.

Review

Rather than succumbing to the folly of static generalizations, Tabona Shoko offers important insights into a particular society upon which theories can be reassessed, adding new dimensions to modern features of the religious scene in Africa.

Author

Dr Tabona Shoko is full-time permanent lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies, Classics and Philosophy at the University of Zimbabwe.