Ria Reis

Ria Reis teaches Medical Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam.

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The Quest for Fruition through Ngoma · The Political Aspects of Healing in Southern Africa
Edited by Rijk van Dijk, Ria Reis, and Maja Spierenburg

This study has arisen out of a fascination with the vibrant nature of African societies, their vitality, and particularly the way in which they seem to be able time and again to overcome tribulation and turmoil. In the southern African region, ngoma, an indigenous ritual of healing, dance, rhythm, and rhyme, is at the heart of the social effort of turning the tables for individuals and communities so that their well-being is restored.