Ghana: Unreconcilable Beliefs: Humanism, Witches, and Human Rights

Before I went to Ghana I had no idea there were witches there. For me, witchcraft accusations were of historical interest, not a contemporary concern. How wrong I was.

Witchcraft accusations are very real. And very destructive.

I am not alone in my ignorance. Most of the people I’ve talked to about my experience visiting Kukuo—one of several camps for alleged witches in northern Ghana—reacted just about the same way as I did: “There are still witchcraft accusations? That many? In the 21st century? Accusations that are taken seriously?”

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