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Tampáki 1900/2005

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/9780226680576.003.0024
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on Tampaki, a village on the French Guiana–Brazil border that the Samarakas consider a mythical place. It discusses Samakaran stories about Tampakai, including the story about ... More


Knocking the Stone 11142005/12142005

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/9780226680576.003.0041
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the Samaraka ceremony called “knocking the stone.” The ceremony was performed at Kodji's village of Tampaki and it involved pouring libations at the ancestor shrine in front ... More


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