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Mother Africa 1690/1712

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/9780226680576.003.0010
Mother Africa 1690/1712

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This chapter discusses Tooy's views about Africa. It explains that Tooy considers Africa as a land of men's men and the place where those who prepared themselves properly could take off and soar like eagles. His first remembered forebears are those who experienced the Middle Passage, enslaved Africans from Dahomey and Loango who arrived with their magical powers in their pouches.

Keywords: Tooy; Africa; Middle Passage; Dahomey; Loango; magical powers; enslaved Africans

Chapter.  1641 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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