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End of the Road 06202000

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/9780226680576.003.0007
End of the Road 06202000

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This chapter describes Tooy's house in Cayenne, French Guiana. Tooy lives at the edge of the city where Cayenne meets the forest. He has lived in this spot for almost twenty years, since the government drained the mangrove swamp on which it sits. This chapter also describes the place of treatment in Tooy's house. He is visited by clients from different countries and the consultations are more about physical ailment or a problem with a job, a lover, or a spouse. This chapter also discusses Tooy's story about a possession god called Flibanti.

Keywords: house; Tooy; Cayenne; French Guiana; mangrove swamp; Flibanti

Chapter.  3400 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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