Night of the Cats 06212000

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:
Night of the Cats 06212000

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This chapter focuses on the presence of the many cats in the house of Tooy in Cayenne, French Guiana. Tooy and his assistants are always driving the cats away but they keep coming back. They do not like to have cats in the house because the Komanti spirits that Tooy deals with cannot tolerate these miniature versions of their tiger-selves, nor can he hear their true name. This chapter also discusses Tooy's story telling of his personal encounter with a tiger and his father who had powerful Komanti spirit.

Keywords: cats; Tooy; Cayenne; French Guiana; Komanti spirits; tiger

Chapter.  1322 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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