This article deals with the dangerous consequences that legends and rumors can have in a world that is increasingly finding it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. It focuses on the beliefs in so-called chupa-sangue (blood-suckers) in the countryside of Mozambique, beliefs that continue to recur almost annually, backed up by narratives passed on by a variety of forms of media, which have regularly led to riots and the deaths of innocent people. The article also considers the context of these beliefs, not just in other countries of Africa but also in other parts of the world.
"The Rise of Chupa-Sangue in a World of “Fake News”: Living Legends of Vampirism in Mozambique and Malawi,"
Narrative Culture: Vol. 8
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/narrative/vol8/iss2/5