Tag Archives: African Medicine

African medicine

Sheillah Maonga London, United Kingdom   My mind was always stubbornly set against African medicine and I did not pay much heed to it even when I visited Africa for two weeks each year. It was something that had no bearing on meā€”until last year when I took my child to see my mother. My […]

The lost papyrus? Eureka! An African voice

Ohakpougwu Emmanuel Accra, Ghana   Doctor Offering Medicine by David Erroll The year is 1279 BC, the beginning of the reign of Ramesses II. There are cries and incantations as the priests mumble words and family stand by my bedside alongside pots of medicines for my ailment. I lie on my death bed and drift […]