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Stranger in the Village of the Sick.

Stranger In The Village Of The Sick

Paul Stoller

Beacon Press

25 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108-2892

0807072605 $23.00

Cancer and sorcery would not seem words to be used in the same subtitle at all, yet yoga-practicing anthropologist and sorcerer Paul Stoller found himself in an unusual position when diagnosed with lymphoma, and used the lessons of West African life and health to beat his disease. Ironically, the Songhay sorcery he studied professionally led to a unique ability to handle cancer's special challenges, and his lessons are imparted in Stranger In The Village Of The Sick, a deft blending of autobiographical memoir and anthropological healing insight.
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Date:Oct 1, 2004
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