The Pink House 05081986/06071997

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:
The Pink House 05081986/06071997

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This chapter describes the bright-pink concrete house of Kaluse, Tooy's assistant in healing. The house is located in one of the rougher neighborhoods of Cayenne, French Guiana and the backyard serves as a kind of community center for migrant Saramakas who would come for divination sessions, political debate, or just to hang out, listening to music cassettes from home. Because of the ample space under the eaves, the house was a frequent venue for Saramaka wakes, where men would come to pay their last respects.

Keywords: pink house; Cayenne; French Guiana; Kaluse; Tooy; community center; migrant Samarakas

Chapter.  939 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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