Suzette Heald

Suzette Heald, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Lancaster, has been working at the University of Botswana.

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Controlling Anger · The Anthropology of Gisu Violence
By Suzette Heald

Controlling Anger examines the dilemmas facing rural people who live within the broader context of political instability. Following Uganda's independence from Britain in 1962, the Bagisu men of Southeastern Uganda developed a reputation for extreme violence.

"Since Uganda became independent in 1962 Bagisu have had to come to grips with the uncertainties of life 'in a situation approaching anarchy.' This excellent and often moving book examines the ways in which ordinary people have coped with this crisis."

Paul Baxter, The Times Literary Supplement