The Prison 02202002/06022003

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 Prison 02202002/06022003

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This chapter focuses on the imprisonment of Tooy at the Centre Penitentiare de la Guyane. It explains that 80% of all the prisoners there are foreigners who cannot speak French. Tooy's time in prison was made more tolerable by Moesoela Amiemba, a Samaraka who had been working in the prison as “cultural mediator” and the link between the Maroon inmates and the guards, doctors, and wardens. This chapter also describes the author's first visit to Tooy.

Keywords: imprisonment; Tooy; Centre Penitentiare de la Guyane; prisoners; foreigners; Moesoela Amiemba

Chapter.  2213 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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