Enstoolment 06302001

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:
Enstoolment 06302001

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This chapter discusses Tooy's enstoolment as the first Saramaka captain of Cayenne, French Guiana on June 30, 2001. It describes the enstoolment celebration and Tooy's admission that he was worried about the envy and the sorcery his new position will inevitably bring. He also admitted that he was not at all sure about being a captain.

Keywords: captain; Tooy; enstoolment; Samaraka; Cayenne; French Guiana; envy; sorcery

Chapter.  902 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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