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June 24, 1999 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her childhood was taken from her because her grandfather was accused of theft. At age 7, Juliana Dogbadzi's parents abandoned her at a remote animist shrine to become a "wife of the gods," in the belief that this would stop a string of misfortunes. Dogbadzi was dedicated to a priest and became a fetish slave in a traditional system of both religion and justice practiced by some West African ethnic groups.
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June 24, 1999 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her childhood was taken from her because her grandfather was accused of theft. At age 7, Juliana Dogbadzi's parents abandoned her at a remote animist shrine to become a "wife of the gods," in the belief that this would stop a string of misfortunes. Dogbadzi was dedicated to a priest and became a fetish slave in a traditional system of both religion and justice practiced by some West African ethnic groups.
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