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Notes on an Exorcism - Andrew Solomon

“So I sat there with flies gathering as they will when you are naked and covered in animal blood, and I drank this coke.”

Photo by Jason Falchook

Notes on an Exorcism

by Andrew Solomon

While studying treatments for depression in rural Africa, Solomon has an overly intimate encounter with a ram.

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Andrew, covered in blood mid-ceremony.

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Andrew and his Coke. Photos courtesy Andrew Solomon.