Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: African Medicine

  • African medicine

    Sheillah MaongaLondon, 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 me—until last year when I took my child to see my mother. My mother lives…

  • The lost papyrus? Eureka! An African voice

    Ohakpougwu EmmanuelAccra, Ghana 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 through the memories of our achievements. If I…