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Of spirits and madness : an American psychiatrist in Africa, Paul R. Linde

Label
Of spirits and madness : an American psychiatrist in Africa
Title
Of spirits and madness
Title remainder
an American psychiatrist in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Paul R. Linde
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1994 psychiatrist Paul Linde took off on an African adventure. After five years of working on the front lines of psychiatry, in the emergency rooms and city jails of San Francisco, Dr. Linde thought he had seen it all. But little had prepared him for the madness and mystery he found at Harare Central Hospital in Zimbabwe, where dozens of new patients flooded through the doors every week, each one a fresh lesson in psychosis, culture-clash, and compassion."
  • "Of Spirits and Madness takes us on an adventure into medicine and the mind. With sensitivity, good humor, and growing insight, Linde tells the stories of his patients, their demons, and their difficulties. We meet Winston Chivero, a self-mutilator who sticks needles and nails into his shin and blames the wounds on witchcraft; Sister Pagomo, a nurse's aide who suffers from kufungisisa, the ailment of "thinking too much"; Esther Mawena, a demoralized young woman who tries to kill herself after her husband infects her with the virus that causes AIDS; Samuel Rugare, a farm laborer driven to mbanje madness after smoking too much cannabis; and many others."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Linde, Paul R
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC451.Z55
LC item number
L563 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mentally ill
  • Linde, Paul R
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatry, Transcultural
  • Spirits
  • Zimbabwe
  • Linde, Paul R
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Psychiatry
  • Religion and Psychology
  • Medicine, Traditional
  • Mentally Ill Persons
  • Zimbabwe
  • Linde, Paul R
  • Mentally ill
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatry, Transcultural
  • Religion
  • Spirits
  • United States
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe
Label
Of spirits and madness : an American psychiatrist in Africa, Paul R. Linde
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Sister, who's our first patient?" Tichaona Machewa: a garden-variety manic -- "He's not crazy, he's delirious!" Joshua Mujombe: death doesn't go on strike -- "It's ten o'clock, where are my interns?" Doctor Gwanzura: a big breadwinner -- "He brought the virus home." Esther Mawena: the bride price, a death sentence -- "Paranoid as hell." Happy Mufananidza: AIDS in the brain -- "A bewitchment?" Constance Marondera: catatonic, but why? -- "You what? You need to rest your mind?" Sister Pagomo: a case of kufungisisa -- "There are no guarantees." Mister Dube: nearly scared to death -- "A sleepy guy with a head full of weed and thorazine." Samuel Rugare: a case of mbanje madness -- "So, you want another operation?" Winston Chivero: self-mutilator with a cause -- "You ask a lot of questions, you know that?" Wonder Kasimonje: redemption is where you find it
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780071367349
Lccn
2001032656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46908725
  • (OCoLC)ocm46908725
Label
Of spirits and madness : an American psychiatrist in Africa, Paul R. Linde
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Sister, who's our first patient?" Tichaona Machewa: a garden-variety manic -- "He's not crazy, he's delirious!" Joshua Mujombe: death doesn't go on strike -- "It's ten o'clock, where are my interns?" Doctor Gwanzura: a big breadwinner -- "He brought the virus home." Esther Mawena: the bride price, a death sentence -- "Paranoid as hell." Happy Mufananidza: AIDS in the brain -- "A bewitchment?" Constance Marondera: catatonic, but why? -- "You what? You need to rest your mind?" Sister Pagomo: a case of kufungisisa -- "There are no guarantees." Mister Dube: nearly scared to death -- "A sleepy guy with a head full of weed and thorazine." Samuel Rugare: a case of mbanje madness -- "So, you want another operation?" Winston Chivero: self-mutilator with a cause -- "You ask a lot of questions, you know that?" Wonder Kasimonje: redemption is where you find it
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780071367349
Lccn
2001032656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46908725
  • (OCoLC)ocm46908725

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