Friday, 11 September 2020

Witchcraft News: History, Persecution and Culture

Here's a round-up of recent news stories about witchcraft. They include a look at history, modern-day persecutions, books on folklore, movies and culture.

"Rough Trade Books delves into magic and folklore for its latest editions" - a look at pamphlets created by Rough Trade Books in conjunction with the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, at Creative Review: https://www.creativereview.co.uk/rough-trade-books-magic/

"Women accused of witchcraft commemorated at Fife heritage trail launch" - story at The Courier: https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/1559245/awaiting-pics-women-accused-of-witchcraft-commemorated-at-fife-heritage-trail-launch/

"Ghost of Scots witch captured in terrifying photo at the Clootie Well" - story at Scottish Daily Record: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/scotland-now/ghost-scots-witch-captured-terrifying-22643917

"Witch Persecution And Court System In Akamkpa, Cross River State By Leo Igwe" - story at SaharaReporters.com: http://saharareporters.com/2020/09/05/witch-persecution-and-court-system-akamkpa-cross-river-state-leo-igwe

"18 Gifts That Your Witchy Friend Will Actually Use" - Witchy gift tips that are actually quite appealing Cosmopolitan.com: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/fashion/g33928897/gifts-for-witches/

"Black Magic Women: The 10 Scariest Movie Witches" - story at Screen Rant: https://screenrant.com/scariest-movie-witches/

"Set in Uganda, This Coming-of-Age Story Contains Universal Themes" - a review of A Girl is a Body of Water, by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, at New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/01/books/review/a-girl-is-a-body-of-water-jennifer-nansubuga-makumbi.html

"L'√Čtrange 2020 Review: THE WITCH OF KING'S CROSS, The Soul of a Great Artist Laid Bare" - story at ScreenAnarchy: https://screenanarchy.com/2020/09/letrange-2020-review-the-witch-of-kings-cross-the-soul-of-a-great-artist-laid-bare.html

"As feminist women reclaim the world 'witch', interest in churails and daayans not dying anytime soon" - story at Economic Times: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/as-feminist-women-reclaim-the-world-witch-interest-in-churails-daayans-not-dying-anytime-soon/articleshow/77881959.cms

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