A Man of the People

Why is there a lot of superstition in the novel?

For example the wide use of the word "juju"

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The superstition in the novel directly relates to the traditions and beliefs of the pre-colonial African culture. Juju is a form of witchcraft, the superstitious practices of the medicine man, or acts of magic. Pre-colonial culture was extremely superstitious, relying on magic for everything from the end of sexual repression (the married woman who refused to remove her bra) to keeping away bad luck.


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