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Now Available–Miracles and Extraordinary Experience in Northern Kenya


Miracles and Extraordinary Experience in Northern Kenya


Bilinda Straight

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 illus.

Cloth 2006 | ISBN 0-8122-3964-4 | $49.95 | £32.50

A volume in the Contemporary Ethnography series

Miracles and Extraordinary Experience in Northern KenyaThe miraculous blends with the mundane in this book as the Samburu continue their day-to-day twenty-first-century existence. Straight describes miracles inside the cultural logic that makes them possible, questioning how anthropology can best engage with the improbable.

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