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Dúnguláli-Óbia 00000000

in Travels with Tooy

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226680583
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226680576 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0004
Dúnguláli-Óbia 00000000

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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 from a clay Dungulali-Obia bottle and leaves, roots and vines that Tooy brought with him from Cayenne. This chapter also discusses the Samarakas' belief that the gaan-o bias remain as each clan's most valuable possessions and many are believed to have been brought by specific ancestors from Africa.

Keywords: Tooy; voodoo treatment; Cayenne; Samarakas; gaan-o-bias; Africa

Chapter.  3606 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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