International

A real skin-changer

Oct 5th, 2014 | By | Category: International

In the window of a Dublin department store a poster advertises a cosmetic cleansing brush, “Meet a skin-changer it declares.” A real skin-changer? The cosmetic firm obviously hasn’t encountered a real skin-changer. “Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles” Richard Dowden tells of what it means to be accused of being a real skin-changer:

Africa never went through the philosophical and social revolution of Europe in the eighteenth century which sought scientific explanations for the world and put science and spirit in separate boxes. The modern Western view of the world distinguishes between