LITERATURE, LIFE, and ‘African Magic’
Most of us here will find it quite unremarkable to find ‘life’ in tandem with ‘literature’. Imagination may thereafter begin to wander uncontrolled at the intrusion of ‘African Magic’ into the trilogy. For one thing, it nibbles at edges of thoughts of resurrection, sets up a potential arena for theological competition. In other words, it offers a reading that, among other potencies of African magic, there is the power to ensure that life continues after death etc. etc. That line of optimism would be encouraged, I concede, by the existence and content of a round-the-clock and year round television channel that produces such marvels of the supernatural derring-dos. These videos are beamed round the world from a South African station. For the rare member of this gathering who has remained immune to this viewing menu, we are speaking of mysterious deaths and resurrections, emanatons through walls, through trees and other solids, witches, ghosts, zombies, ritual sacrifice, levitation, voodoo, hypnotism, lechery, incest, vaporization etc etc.