Further Resources on Witchcraft

Teacher’s Guide

A Teacher’s Guide on curriculum topics such as world studies, women’s issues, human rights, and African religion is available to use in conjunction with Miller’s memoir Encounters with Witchcraft. It has been used in African secondary schools as case study material and in non-African secondary and college settings. Other topics in the teacher’s guide include biography, economics and politics of belief systems, violence in society, and field work in foreign cultures. The teacher’s guide includes discussion questions and suggests several classroom activities for each chapter.

Master Witchcraft Bibliography

This draft bibliography represents sources collected by Norman Miller from 1960 to 2015 in his research on witchcraft and human rights. The bibliography contains references to approximately 700 books, articles, monographs, and unpublished papers.

Master Bibliography – Witchcraft and Human Rights from The Norman Miller Collection (An East African Archive) (PDF)


Sample organizations concerned with witchcraft and human rights.

Witchcraft and Human Rights Network (WHRIN) is a response to the widespread violations of human rights that take place around the world due to beliefs in witchcraft and spirit possession.

Safe Child Africa is a UK-registered charity that works with and through Nigerian partners to protect and uphold child rights in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. It exists so that all children in Africa can live happy and safe lives without fear of violence, abuse, and neglect.

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) aims to ensure that the protection and enjoyment of human rights is a reality in the lives of all people. UN Human Rights also plays a crucial role in safeguarding the integrity of the three interconnected pillars of the United Nations – peace and security, human rights, and development.


Witchcraft as a Public Health Issue by Norman Miller, African-Caribbean Institute

Witchcraft Allegations, Refugee Protection and Human Rights: A Review of the Evidence UNHCR Publication

Children Accused of Witchcraft UNICEF Publication

Seeking meaning: an anthropological and community-based approach to witchcraft accusations and their prevention in refugee situations UNHCR Publication

See the Miller print archives at Michigan State University and the Smithsonian Institution for more material on this topic. See also the Brief Guide to the Norman Miller Archive.