Chloe Nahum-Claudel

Chloe Nahum-Claudel is writing a book about witch-hunts in Papua New Guinea.

Church, Chief, Cat, Witch: Confessed Sorcerers

Chloe Nahum-Claudel, 3 November 2022

The Yagwoiapeople, who live in the remote Angan region of Papua New Guinea, on the sparsely populated, forested fringes of the highlands, are notable among their neighbours for their staunch adherence to their traditional beliefs and their refusal to engage in the politics of witch-hunting. Waves of missionaries have come and gone since the 1950s, but the Yagwoia have retained their...

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