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New World Beginnings 1712

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses Tooy's account of the arrival of his African ancestors to French Guiana in 1712. It explains how Tooy's ancestors rain priest Gweyunga and his wife Beti-Kadosu acquired land ... More


The Pink House 05081986/06071997

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter describes the bright-pink concrete house of Kaluse, Tooy's assistant in healing. The house is located in one of the rougher neighborhoods of Cayenne, French Guiana and the backyard ... More


Thunder Axes 00000000

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the so-called thunder axes of the Samarakas. It explains that the Samarakas believe that thunder axes crash to the ground during lightning storms and they are kept in ... More


Storm Clouds 07082001

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0018
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses the assault on Tooy in July 2001, just a week after his enstoolment as Saramaka captain of Cayenne. According to Tooy, he saw the assault coming as a result of several ... More


Palimpsests 1604/1837/1841/1863/2001

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0025
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the history of Mama Dimanche in the French Guiana. It explains that Mama Dimanche was once a Wenti site commemorated each year by Saramakas and the site of two separate ... More


Dúnguláli-Óbia 00000000

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses the next step in Tooy's voodoo treatment of Roland. It describes the procedure which involved a bag of toad, empty beer bottles, six supermarket eggs, and some king of liquid ... More


Friction 05242000/07062004

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter analyzes the reasons behind Roland's decision to terminate the services of Tooy. It suggests that it is possible to attribute Roland's doubts and fears about Saramakas somewhere within ... More


The Namesake 1848/1931

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0022
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses the belief of the Samarakas that every human is formed by three people: a father, a mother and a nese ki, a spiritual genitor or “namesake.” It explains that the namesake is ... More


My First-Time Museum 1690/2007

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0028
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter proposes a design for a museum of Saramakas' history. It suggests having separate rooms for different eras, from the early eighteenth century to the twenty-first century. This museum ... More


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