Africa – Togo

Anthropologist : Marc Augé (EHESS)

The voodoo gods of Togo are not easily un­derstood separ­ate from their mater­ial­iz­ations. Con­trary to the god of mono­theist re­li­gion, the “voo­doo” are powers which can be manipu­lated and in­vested into fabric­ated ob­jects. These are concentra­tions of nu­mer­ous ingredi­ents, mater­ial as well as im­mater­ial, such as know­ledge.