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uGogo

Emily Margaretten
Transition
No. 104, Souls (2011), pp. 2-27
DOI: 10.2979/transition.2011.-.104.2
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/transition.2011.-.104.2
Page Count: 26
Subjects: African American Studies Language & Literature African Studies
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Abstract

Ghosts and witches haunt Point Place, an abandoned building that serves as a hellish haven for street children in Durban, South Africa. Emily Margaretten, an anthropologist, finds that calling the evil spirit by its name—AIDS—does little to dispel its eerie effects on the minds, as well as the bodies, of those living “off the map” and “in-between.”